More than six in ten doctors want to introduce charges for some patients, including fees for overseas patients attending Accident and Emergency units, a survey shows.
Ministers recently introduced “upfront” hospital charges for patients receiving planned treatment, if they are not eligible for free care.
They’ve simply not got the systems. Not the ones to check and not the ones to accept payment.
No one has to carry ID in the UK. Your patient records, which might show your health care status, are with the GP. What are people to check? Which is before the fact that no one has a card machine.
Further, who the hell is going to demand payment before sewing up a jugular? Not even California does that…..