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Brexit discrimination in healthcare?

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Paul Clift
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Brexit discrimination in healthcare?
Posted on: August 9 2017, 05:34 am

Dear All

Has anyone else noticed this, and is it a new trend in amending - perhaps eventually limiting - access to NHS care and treatment?

"On filling in a standard medical form, I found that, under the category of ‘country or residency’, the usual option of ‘EU citizen’ has been replaced with ‘Economic migrant (EU)’.

This is deeply concerning on multiple levels. For starters, it is simply incorrect that all EU citizens in Britain are economic migrants. Those expats working here for multinational companies and organisations, for example, are not economic migrants.

Nor do I consider myself – a highly qualified researcher specialising in, of all things, migration policy – to be an economic migrant. I am not here ‘in search of a better life’ or because the UK has economic opportunities superior to the rest of the EU. On the contrary, as GDP figures published this week demonstrate, the Eurozone is now growing twice as fast as the UK..."

The full article is here http://www.europeanmovement.co.uk/brexit_myths_seeping_into_uk_public_life

Any thoughts?
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