Why have so many of our politicians, Labour and Conservative, sought to introduce a market into health? I am not against a private element in the NHS, which may bring innovation and good practice, provided it is within the framework of a public service – complementary but not wrecking. But why have they been bewitched by a flawed US system? I worked in the US for a decade between the 1980s and 1990s and saw the misery of people who could not afford even to insure themselves against the catastrophe of serious ill health.
Listen you seriously demented hag.
No one, no one at all, is bewitched by the US system. There is no one, no one at all in the entire United Kingdom, who is suggesting that health care should be paid for by a system of private insurance. That payment method being the defining feature of the American system.
We are all right on track with the continuation of government funding of health care.
What is being argued for is that there be a multiplicity of providers of health care, that we have a market in the provision, not financing, of it. Like the French, German, Portuguese, blah, blah, blah health care systems.
So, please, will you fuck off with the lies.