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UK to charge migrants for health care

Britain is set to tighten its rules to close loopholes that allow migrants to wrongly access free-for-all health care while in the country. The plans, to be announced by health secretary Jeremy Hunt on Friday, are part of a crackdown on ‘health tourists’ those who live outside the European Union but use National Health Service (NHS) to obtain free health care. 

‘No one expects health workers to become immigration guards, and we want to work alongside doctors to bring about improvements, but I’m clear we must protect the NHS from costly abuse. We want a system that is fair for the British taxpayer by ensuring foreign nationals pay for NHS treatment,’ Hunt told The Observer.

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