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NHS prepares to charge EU citizens for treatment after a no-deal Brexit

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  • EU citizens in the UK will reportedly have to produce documentation to prove their right to access free healthcare under the NHS after a no-deal Brexit.
  • The Department of Health indicated that hospital trusts should be prepared to charge some EU citizens who are currently eligible for free treatment "immediately after exit day."
  • Official government guidance says that EU citizens will not be eligible for free healthcare if they move to or visit the UK after a no-deal Brexit.
  • EU citizens currently living in the UK are eligible for free healthcare but only one in three are registered under the new "settled status" scheme.
  • That means many will not have documentation to allow them free care.

EU citizens living in the UK will reportedly be forced to prove their right to free healthcare under the NHS after a no-deal Brexit, according to a report, in a move which campaigners have called "discriminatory and outrageous."

In a document provided to the NHS, the Department of Health indicated that hospital trusts should be prepared to charge EU citizens who are currently eligible for free treatment "immediately after exit day," the Times reported.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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