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A fond farewell to the European Health Insurance Card

Peace of mind in plastic form, you were there when my accident-prone family needed you

By Miranda France  

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This summer season—so different for all of us—has an extra poignancy for my family. It may be the last one that the four of us will spend on holiday together. My daughter is 18 now and we’ve been expecting the 21 year old to opt out of family holidays for a while, although he’s always claimed to enjoy spending a summer fortnight with us. And if he sometimes claimed it from the comfort of a poolside lounger, chilled beer in hand, that…

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