Monday, September 03, 2007

Immigrants stripped of free healthcare

British ones. In France:

THE dream of a new life in France for thousands of Britons is to be dealt a blow by Nicolas Sarkozy, the new president, with plans to strip them of their subsidised healthcare.

Expatriates, many of whom have cashed in on the boom in the British property market to take early retirement, have been told to surrender the documents that entitle them to French state healthcare.

Now they face potentially crippling private healthcare bills in France and the prospect of having to sell their homes abroad if they wish to receive free National Health Service treatment in Britain.

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