Foreigners will have to prove that they are entitled to be in the country before they are given access to GPs and hospitals, while foreign students will have to make a “contribution” to the health service.
The measure will form the centrepiece of tough new legislation designed to reduce numbers entering the country and put pressure on illegal immigrants to leave.
A senior government source said it was an attempt to target “people who have no right to be here”.
What a novel idea: you have to be a citizen before you can collect citizen benefits!
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