I guess it is a blessing in disguise as the UK slides ever closer to domination by foreigners, but they just reduced health care benefits for Kiwis in the UK.
Prime Minister John Key has hit out at new legislation meaning New Zealanders will have to pay over $320 for health and dental care in the United Kingdom.
A reciprocal deal had been in place between New Zealand and the UK since 1982, allowing citizens travelling between the countries access to free health and dental care. However, that 34-year arrangement has now been chopped as part of a clamp-down on so-called “health tourism” — going overseas to get medical treatment.
The British government’s Home Office announced the end the programme from April 6 and today Key reacted saying the news is “really disappointing” and “pretty cheap”. Read more »