The return of 190,000 retired expats after Brexit could cost the NHS £1 billion
|05/31/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
LONDON – The return of 190,000 pensioners from abroad could cost the NHS an extra £1 billion a year if the UK fails to get a Brexit deal allowing its migrants to stay in Europe, according to a think tank.
Under the European Union’s S1 programme, the Department of Health pays around £500 million to other countries to cover the pensioners’ care costs abroad.
“However, the costs of ending the S1 scheme could be considerably higher,” Mark Dayan, an analyst at the Nuffield Trust, said in a report published on Wednesday.
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