I know that this question has been asked before, but I'd like to explain our situation and get some feedback on this issue.
We are an American family; my husband has dual citizenship (American/Irish) based on ancestry. The rest of us do not have dual citizenship. Our youngest daughter (currently 15 years old) is interested in finishing up her high school years in the UK. We'll be spending a few weeks in the UK this summer, looking at four state sixth-form colleges that offer the IB (International Baccalaureate) program.
I am a civil servant for the state of Oregon. I can take early retirement next year. I would received a pension. As well, we have some retirement savings. Having said that, we would consider relocating to the UK for 1 or more years; but my husband and I would probably need to find some kind of employment to supplement our income. I work in the environmental sector and we've both taught English to non-native speakers, so we might be able to come up with something.
I am aware that my daughter and I would get the EEA Family Permit to get into the UK and for obtaining residency. What I'm unclear about is whether we have to have proof of comprehensive health insurance -- and if so if this is something that would be temporary (a few months) or whether we would have to maintain this throughout our stay. The bottom line question is whether (or not) we would have access to the NHS. I appreciate all responses.
Thank you, Shari