And more fundamentally, because of these changes, the NHS will morph from a directly managed system of healthcare into a regulated industry of competing providers. It is the difference between an army run from the centre and the government giving over the defence of the realm to a bunch of competing mercenaries. (Obviously they would need a regulator. Ofsick, perhaps?) The Tories would not dream of organising defence in this way. Why are they introducing this system for healthcare?
Err, because defence is different from health care in a fundamental manner perhaps?
Because health care is more like food, education, housing, than it is like defence or the criminal law, where we desire and need a State monopoly?