Boris Johnson has announced that new migrants entering the United Kingdom from the European Union will be charged for using the health service. It comes as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union within the coming weeks.
As it currently stands, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union at the end of January. Although, this does depend on a majority Conservative government being brought back to Parliament.
Within the current guidelines for the NHS, migrants from the EU receive preferential treatment over those from outside the EU, in terms of accessing NHS healthcare. Although, Team Boris has announced that they will no longer get the NHS for free once we leave the European Union.
Boris Johnson said: “If people return a majority Conservative government we will ensure that people who come to our great country from anywhere in the world will contribute on day one to our NHS. The British people pay huge amounts to get great NHS care, it is only fair that everyone in the UK does.”