While I'm here I thought I would ask if there is anyone in the know who could tell me the end of the story (if there is one) because the anticipation is killing me.
The requirement of the Comprehensive Sickness Insurance apparently made the European Commission unhappy, that what says the document (direct download) issued by Immigration Law Practitioners' Association (ILPA):
So that was in 2012. What happened next?Following complaints from ILPA and the AIRE Centre, the European Commission launched infringement proceedings against the UK on this point in April 2012. According to the Commission,“Under the Free Movement Directive, EU citizens who settle in another EU country but do not work there may be required to have sufficient resources and sickness insurance. The United Kingdom, however, does not consider entitlement to treatment by the UK public healthcare scheme (NHS) as sufficient. This breaches EU law.”