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    (Original post by TheAnusFiles)
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    The Tories are not dismantling the NHS, thats just a myth from paranoid socialists who dont want a penny outsourced to the private sector. Indeed theyd lose my vote if they switched to a full insurance model.

    Personally i believe that children, the unemployed and pensioners should be served by the NHS. For those employed i would have them take out outpatient insurance so that the NHS can divert more resources into important stuff like heart, cancer and major surgery and waiting lists can be reduced for both major surgery and outpatient services.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    The Tories are not dismantling the NHS, thats just a myth from paranoid socialists who dont want a penny outsourced to the private sector. Indeed theyd lose my vote if they switched to a full insurance model.

    Personally i believe that children, the unemployed and pensioners should be served by the NHS. For those employed i would have them take out outpatient insurance so that the NHS can divert more resources into important stuff like heart, cancer and major surgery and waiting lists can be reduced for both major surgery and outpatient services.
    There are now hospitals begin run by Richard Branson. They certainly are dismantling it
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    Dismantle and replace with what?

    The main value of the NHS is that it provides a comparatively low level of expenditure without the unpopularity of an insurance company having to deny claims. In this way, it provides social pressure for low end of life care expenditure. It remains beneficial in this respect so long as spending doesn't rise too high, so the 1997-2010 Labour government made it much worse than it used to be, but it's nonetheless still considerably cheaper than the German or US systems.
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    People who support charging people for "unnecessary" procedures have no idea how healthcare (thankfully) works.

    Unless a well-trained medical professional is on site, calling an ambulance is the common practice for serious issues. We are trained to err on the side of caution AT ALL TIMES. To retrospectively charge people for a service deemed unnecessary when the alternative is increased risk to the patient, you know it isn't right.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    The Tories are not dismantling the NHS, thats just a myth from paranoid socialists who dont want a penny outsourced to the private sector. Indeed theyd lose my vote if they switched to a full insurance model.

    Personally i believe that children, the unemployed and pensioners should be served by the NHS. For those employed i would have them take out outpatient insurance so that the NHS can divert more resources into important stuff like heart, cancer and major surgery and waiting lists can be reduced for both major surgery and outpatient services.
    If the Conservatives had no opposition, privatisation of the health service is of course where it is going. Charging at the point of use included. You aren't naive enough to believe otherwise.

    The questions to ask if a company/service is feasible to be privatised are simple
    1) Will they be bailed out if they go bankrupt?
    2) Does fair competition exist?

    Besides, private health firms mean lower pay and conditions for staff, which means increased dissatisfaction from patients. Unless private firms are willing to increase the above for staff and somehow cost less, plus take a profit, it is impossible for an NHS to function privately.
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    (Original post by Rakas21)
    The Tories are not dismantling the NHS, thats just a myth from paranoid socialists who dont want a penny outsourced to the private sector. Indeed theyd lose my vote if they switched to a full insurance model.

    Personally i believe that children, the unemployed and pensioners should be served by the NHS. For those employed i would have them take out outpatient insurance so that the NHS can divert more resources into important stuff like heart, cancer and major surgery and waiting lists can be reduced for both major surgery and outpatient services.
    Ye.. it isn't just paranoid socialists that are worried sbout it...
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    Despite me being more right wing in a lot of aspects, which usually means the person would be against all kinds of socialism, I think the NHS is a really great thing to have
 
 
 
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