? asked in News & EventsCurrent Events · 1 month ago

Is it proven that UK taxpayers suffer NHS waiting lists due to 3rd World patients flying in to get free treatment?

and if yes will any party end this?

Update:

Left wingers cannot stop you googling African free NHS not billed....or something similar

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The case for health tourism is overstated, and there are already provisions for the NHS to recoup costs from those who try to take advantage of the system. It is not an election issue.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You should not be allowed to use the NHS unless you have paid into the system for at least 10 years. People should not be allowed to enter the UK if they haven't got full medical insurance. It's time that the government did something, but don't expect it from Labour.

  • 1 month ago

    No it is not!

    You shouldn't believe everything you read in the Daily Wail!

    In fact, you shouldn't believe anything you read in the Daily Wail!

  • Biff
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Nationals of countries that don't have reciprocal healthcare arrangements are only entitled to emergency treatment on the NHS without payment.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Not at all.

    The percentage doing that is tiny.

    We could bill other EU states for the care of EU citizens as we are allowed to under EU rules but we don't as the Tories choose not to 

  • 1 month ago

    Blame the government for not insisting on medical insurance being held by everyone from out side the EU when entering the country.

  • 1 month ago

    It was Americans, not 3rd world people who used the NHS. You see, in the USA, child birth is very expensive and even if you have insurance... well, just look at 'no claims' in car insurance.

    So, they used to fly in, stay in a luxury hotel, then go to an NHS hospital to give birth... and still be $s in... all on UK tax payers

    • hungryjoe
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      Indeed. It's also Americans who fly their senile parents over here and dump them without papers so we have to look after them and they don't have to pay a cent!

  • 1 month ago

    It's easy to promise  XYZ knowing you're never going to called to account  because you ain't gonna get elected. That's why Mr Corbyn will bow out as sum kinda hero next month.   NHS is currently the highest it's ever been and will continue to rise after Boris gains a clear majority.

    Anyway we ARE paying for health tourism.  It's a pain in the arss being ripped off.

  • 1 month ago

    Non UK taxpayers are not entitled to free NHS care even if they are British citizens.  They will be treated at A&E but for anything more than that, they will be billed.

    In London there are several very high quality entirely private hospitals that are used by non tax-payers.  They are also used by UK tax-payers who have private health insurance.  Consultants are permitted to do private work as well as NHS work so it is possible to argue that the NHS is being deprived of their services but it is also possible to argue that the mix of private and NHS work allows us to get cheaper healthcare as this cross-subsidises their salaries.

    The waiting lists are due to the simple issue of infinite demand meets finite supply. 

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