NHS Surgery Charge

Discussion in 'Soap Box' started by Twocky61, Mar 31, 2014.

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  1. Twocky61

    Twocky61 Banned Member

    It has been suggested that the NHS in the uk charge a monthly fee for using their local surgery and seeing their general practitioner (doctor)

    Intrinsically the NHS has always been free to use at the point of delivery

    But with the ever growing population of the uk the NHS is underfunded by central government so should a charge be made to people using this service?

    In the Costa's people who are admitted to A&E/ER intoxicated are charged e300 for treatment, which holiday makers can obviously claim of their holiday insurance
  2. Adam

    Adam SF Supporter

    Why the fuck do we pay national insurance again, I have to wonder. The NHS is already on it's knees it has been put there intentionally, expect American style insurance to take over. It is no coincidence Jeremy Hunt is now in charge and is its cheerleader of ruin. Charging people wont save it either. Why because various parts of it are privatized now, but due to spurious rules private companies like Virgin can trade under the NHS logo. All that will happen is private interests will cream what is profitable and dump the rest on the NHS. The NHS will struggle to stay financially solid and will likely cut corners undermining health for the sake of balancing books under ever increasing impossible targets. Each scandal and failure means Hunt can close the hospital in 40 days with no capacity for you to do shit to fight back This is slow subtle backdoor death, because if they were to state it openly there would be uproar. The only thing I think worth while charging is drunks that choke up the A&E.
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