Melton Times letter: NHS loophole

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I’m sure your readers will be stunned to hear of a loophole which allows people who have never paid tax in Britain to bill the NHS for healthcare in their own countries.

An investigation found that foreign nationals who claim they are living in the UK are obtaining free European Health Insurance Cards (EHIC) to charge the UK for treatment in their home countries - this is simply outrageous.

To my mind, it is the job of the government to know how tax payers’ money is being used. In this case it appears our government did not know.

Now David Cameron must plug this loophole and quickly to prove he thinks more of our beloved NHS than the EU.

Margot Parker, UKIP and MEP for the East Midlands