WASHINGTON: The US will block the entry of immigrants without health insurance or the ability to pay for medical bills, President Donald Trump revealed Friday. Consular officers will only be allowed to issue visas to prospective immigrants who can prove they “will not impose a substantial burden” on the US healthcare system, according to a proclamation authored by Trump. “Lawful immigrants are about three times more likely than United States citizens to lack health insurance,” Trump said in the proclamation. “Immigrants who enter this country should not further saddle our healthcare system, and subsequently American taxpayers, with higher costs.” The measure will go into effect on Nov 3. – AFP