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    Also, can I clarify this absolutely ludicrous insinuation by jimbles

    “One thing I do want to say is that in America in the past before government run health care, you would actually find doctor felt more of a duty of care to their patients and community, and would more often than not compromise on prices for the person who needed healthcare but couldn't afford it, or even sometimes for free! This could happen here in the UK because doctors salaries would shoot up a lot with private healthcare, and they may feel more obliged to waive/discount fees as a result of their higher income.”

    So to confirm, the pressure to provide the health care in the country shifts off the state and on to specific doctors?
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    (Original post by Unown Uzer)
    That's what I meant. There should be more completely private hospitals which can offer different degrees of service, depending on the price. On the other hand, there should also be the NHS hospitals which are free to the point of delivery. It will not be a monopoly, as there will be different choices.

    There are actually different qualities of doctors; some are more experienced than others, so the more experienced ones will likely go to a better hospital where they are paid a higher salary as the hospital charge is higher. It is not about whether an operation is high risk or low risk, as there are still surgeons who are better at high risk surgeries than other ones who specialise in the same high risk surgeries, so the salary they are willing to work for is based on their experience and qualifications.

    As for insurance, it is up to people to decide whether they want to purchase health insurance. Those who work for certain companies may have health insurance paid for by the company, which enables them to go to the high quality hospitals.
    To restate though, state controlled emergency services (high-risk emergency surgery) will be less appealing financially to experienced surgeons who will receive a better rating (league table rating to value doctors) and better pay if they instead focused on cosmetic and simple operations. This already exists in a lesser form in the current health service.
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    This bill is in cessation.
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