National Health Service

IMAGEMORE Co, Ltd.

Why UK'S New Healthcare Charge Is Unfair To International Students

Was the government trying to fill two needs with one deed when it passed a legislation introducing a health surcharge for non-EEA (European Economic Area) users? Until the first week of April, NHS services were free for all UK residents and non-UK residents alike. It is worth examining whether the introduction of this charge is reasonable considering the billions of pounds international students already contribute to the UK economy.