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    You were charged because you weren't a beneficiary of the system (although most foreign students in exchanges or grants are cover at least all the Erasmus for sure), and you could pay for it. If you had your social security card you would have walked out with no charge, and if you couldn't pay for it and stated so they would have let you go with out charge too.

    Actually some people in Spain are critiquing how easy is to get treatment, even if you are not part of the system, and pointing that people are flying from some countries to get the procedures done. Although some of that might be real I think they are very few punctual cases, and anyway we should be proud that our system works good enough that people from other countries fly to get treatment.

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