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Old 04-20-2016, 09:35 AM   #61
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No you won't get free coverage on that basis.

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Old 04-20-2016, 09:46 AM   #62
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I am trying to understand the UK system. So I register my citizenship, move to the UK indefinitely. I have paid no UK taxes in my life. I would not get free coverage?
You would.

Your employer would start paying national insurance contributions on your behalf, but the fact that you had not contributed in the past would not affect access to the NHS.

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Old 04-20-2016, 10:30 AM   #63
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Yes, I mean Brexit, not Grexit. Typo.

Come to think of it, the former is voluntary.

The latter could be involuntary at some point in the near future!
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:34 AM   #64
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I would have no employer as I would live off investments.

As long as I can prove lawful residency (example - passport and a one year lease agreement) I should be able to get full coverage for free.
"The NHS is a residency-based healthcare system and eligibility for free NHS hospital
care is based on the concept of “ordinary residence”. An overseas visitor is any person who is not “ordinarily resident” in the UK. A person will be “ordinarily resident” in the UK when that residence is lawful, adopted voluntary, and for settled purposes as part of the regular order of their life for the time being, whether of short or long duration."

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