Friday, January 18, 2013

Finally: Some good news from the Much Vaunted National Health System©

It appears that a significant number of providers have had enough with treating illegal immigrants:

"While [MVNHS©] hospitals are allowed to charge foreign patients for treatment if they do not come from a country with a reciprocal arrangement, GPs are forced to take on people without charging."

What to do, what to do?


"A survey of GPs has found that the majority think this is too generous and the rules should be changed."

The docs claim that the rules themselves are quite confusing, and reimbursement levels for illegals is significantly reduced. They even manage to work in medical tourism as a potential culprit. In an eerily prescient statement, Dr Paul Roblin, who chairs the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Local Medical Committee, notes:

"GPs are expected to practice with limited healthcare funding and if we are using that money for treating visitors, the taxpayer loses out."

On this side of The Pond, we call that The ObamaTax.

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