I very much doubt anyone is expected to pay NI there - certainly doesn't correspond to what I hear from Poles in the UK.
In they work, NI contributions are paid. If they are on the welfare system, again there NI contributions are paid.
They merely have to prove they are ordinarily resident, and in practice, it was a free for all and may still be..
I generally stop taking notice of anything anyone says when they start using the dailyshitrag as a source of facts.
The NHS has had to find more money to pay for Polish children born in the UK
And so it should. If the child in born in the UK then it is entitled to healthcare unless the parents are not resident in the UK until a decision is made about the parents legality to reside in the UK. Same as any other child born within the UK.
In fact, Poles have even been encourtaged to come over to the UK just for free abortions on the NHS
Which they are entitled to get in Poland too under strict circumstances.
So don't give me that "only if they pay UK NI" nonsense, even if you yourself believe it.
And please, don't start spouting whatever crap you read in whatever paper. Outside the normal rules for UK residents you are entitled to free healthcare if you intend to live permanently in the UK or if you're entitled to reside legally in the UK on a permanent basis. All hospitals will ask for either your passport or home office approval form. Even while you are residing in the UK but have not received your approval for residence in the UK by the home office, you are NOT entitled to basic healthcare. You can of course apply to your local GP's office as a temporary resident but that is at the practices' discretion and often gets turned down.
Again, I don't know what the papers "say" I only know what the rules are within my profession, there are some loopholes I guess but its the same with everything.
And this also is my opinion on healthcare in Poland. Unless you are paying zuz or contributing to taxes, then quite frankly you should not be entitled to basic healthcare paid for by the state. That's the risk you take when living abroad. Hence why private medical insurance is the best form of covering yourself if you are not going to pay into zuz. Take your chance if you want, but the day when you become seriously ill and find that you dont have the huge amounts of money to cover hospital bills, because if you think that by becoming a resident of Poland that you are still entitled to "nip back home for treatment" you will have a big surprise when you go back.
Anyway, I'm bored now. It's my day off work and I'm talking about work, bleh zzzz