The Royal Decree-Law 16/2012 is a Spanish Royal Decree-Law that restricted the rights to access health services from the Spanish National Health System. It was introduced on April 20, 2012. It puts into law severe cuts in the Spanish National Health System, including the following:
Refusal to give assistance to unregistered foreigners (in effect from September 1, 2012). This hasn't been applied by all the comunidades autónomas.
Increase of the percentage of medicines paid by the user (and making senior citizens pay for their medicines):