Often the private company is only cheaper until it\’s the only provider – then it is suddenly radically more expensive, but there\’s nothing you can do about it.
You\’re quite right of course Zoe. Monopoly suppliers do tend to exploit their monopolies.
This is of course the reason to bring competition into the NHS. To stop the NHS exploiting its monopoly.
That is, your point is an argument in favour of competition, not one against it.