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Britain unveils plans to charge migrants for healthcare

Britain announced plans on Wednesday to charge migrants hundreds of pounds a year to access its state-run National Health Service (NHS), in a bid to clamp down on so-called health tourism. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt also proposed to stop giving visitors from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) free access to general practitioners (GPs). "We have been clear that we are a national health service, not an international health service, and I am determined to wipe out abuse in the system," he said.

Britain unveils plans to charge migrants for healthcare

Britain announced plans on Wednesday to charge migrants hundreds of pounds a year to access its state-run National Health Service (NHS), in a bid to clamp down on so-called health tourism. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt also proposes to stop giving visitors from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) free access to general practitioners (GPs). "We have been clear that we are a national health service, not an international health service, and I am determined to wipe out abuse in the system," he said.
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