Allyson Pollock on NHS reforms

My word, I\’m not sure whether she\’s going to feint in horror or explode in outrage.

Competition and insurance breaks up the systems of redistribution. Several decades of research show that the impact of choice and competition on quality, efficiency and outcomes in healthcare is unproven. The forum pays no heed to evidence, selectively citing a slim array of mainly non-scholarly evidence in support of its ideological framing of market competition.

So, their nefarious aim is uncovered! To move the NHS to a system of government insurance, topped up with private such, with willing and competitive suppliers (some government owned, some mutual, shareholder, some for profit, some charitable) vying to provide health care.

The bastards!

This will make the English health care system exactly like the French health care system in structure.

You know, the health care system that is routinely described as the best in the world?

You just can\’t trust the Tories, can you? Making things better instead of eating babies, damn them!

I demand that we have strikes and marches to prevent this improvement!

10 thoughts on “Allyson Pollock on NHS reforms”

  1. They probably figure that improving the NHS to enable more babies to be born will increase the supply for eating.

  2. “So, their nefarious aim is uncovered! To move the NHS to a system of government insurance, topped up with private such, with willing and competitive suppliers (some government owned, some mutual, shareholder, some for profit, some charitable) vying to provide health care.

    The bastards!

    This will make the English health care system exactly like the French health care system in structure.”

    If only. If only.

  3. Quite. I don’t understand what ‘redistribution’ has to do with the provision of healthcare, but then again I’m not a left-wing loony.

  4. Being a “left-wing loony” didn’t prevent her being correct in her predictions regarding PFI, I notice.

  5. Anyone with the brains of a gnat could spot PFI for the scam it was. The few grey cells she has are poisoned with Socialism however. That makes her not just stupid but very, very evil as well.

  6. Anyone with the brains of a gnat could spot PFI for the scam it was.

    Indeed. How amusing, then, that Pollock was derided for being a union shill for pointing that out that very fact.

    As for being very, very evil… ah, fcuk it – I can’t be bothered.

  7. ISTM that “breaking up [a] system of redistribution” is often best translated as “making a system of redistribution transparent and forcing us to do the work of trying to think of somewhere else we might hide it”. See also energy pricing for vulnerable customers.

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