Spain to reinstate primary healthcare for illegal immigrants

March 31, 2015 3:43 PM

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MADRID (Reuters) - Illegal immigrants in Spain will once again be able to get free primary healthcare at doctors' surgeries, the government said on Tuesday, doing a U-turn on an unpopular policy in a busy election year.

The government withdrew the right to general healthcare for tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants in 2012 as part of a program of spending cuts.

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