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Monday, February 28, 2011

Suzanne Moore: Why the NHS cannot be 'liberated from the State'

In the name of choice and control, Lansley is really pushing through further privatisation.

Care…. will move away from the patient to the profit. You do not set up a healthcare company out of the goodness of your heart. It’s a market, and the market, despite having caused the current financial crisis, is still apparently sacred........

Where the NHS has privatised services, such as cleaning and computers, the results have been superbugs and dysfunction.

The NHS is ours. It does not belong to the Government. We pay for it with taxes. It therefore cannot be ‘liberated from the State’, as the Tories suggest.

They said they could be trusted with the NHS. They lied.

You can read the whole of Suzanne Moore's excellent piece from yesterday's Mail on Sunday here.

1 comment:

Douglas said...

President Obama is proposing that the individual States be allowed to opt out of ACA (the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare).

The bill would have been much more palatable to Americans if that provision was there in the first place.