Claim that immigrants “only” pay £400 surcharge to use the NHS ignores their tax contributions
At the moment, the immigration health surcharge is £400 for non-EEA immigrants to the UK, but their tax payments also contribute to the running of things like the NHS.
How much does the UK recover in health costs from the EU?
A post circulating on Facebook makes claims about how much the UK pays out to other EU countries for health costs incurred by UK citizens abroad.
UKIP Manifesto: Health tourism
We've factchecked claims from UKIP's 2017 election manifesto.
How much can we charge people from overseas to use the NHS?
The government has an “ambition” to recover £500 million a year by 2017/18 from overseas patients not eligible for free NHS treatment. But it has estimated that it will actually charge about £346 million that year.
Health tourism savings won't plug the hole in NHS funding
Estimates show health tourism costs up to £300 million a year, but savings from this alone won't fill the gap in funding for the NHS.
Health tourism: what's the cost?
The government has previously estimated that "health tourism" costs the NHS around 0.3% of NHS spending allocated to specific services.
Passports for the NHS?
A London hospital has announced it will be asking women who receive maternity services to provide ID before treatment to determine whether they should be charged.
Health tourists: How much do they cost and who pays?
Where the £1.8 billion figure comes from, and the best rough estimates we have of deliberate and normal use of the NHS by foreigners.
Not all NHS international visitors are health tourists
We factchecked whether migrants will now be paying for the NHS.
Health tourism - what's the bill?
Spotlight on health tourism including who counts as a 'health tourist' and how much it's costing the UK.