Europeans are becoming more and more interested in receiving cross- border healthcare, but will their insurance foot the bill? Patients often find themselves in a maze of information that is either too vague, too detailed and sometimes flat out wrong. The following article touches on the several key points necessary to understand and pursue healthcare elsewhere in the EU and EEA (European Economic Area). The information here is written under the assumption that you are already aware of the various practical risks and obstacles involved in receiving health-care abroad. It is mainly meant for patients who have already decided they want to be treated elsewhere and are looking for legal information to achieve this.