It is amazing how easy it is to take the nhs scheme here in uk for granted. When suddenly you are faced with a close member of the family in a country with no NHS scheme and they have no backup plan for there health needs. It is understandable when you take into account there life style. She is in her 70's and leads a simple life and never had the need for health cover. In these countries this must be a common problem. So what happen to these people where do they go for treatment that there is no way they can afford? I would be very grateful if anyone can help me?