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Margare93222061
Margare93222061 Community member Posts: 425 Pioneering
I do not think the government want the. NHS but will not come out and say so. Not every one can afford to go private for their medical needs. I do not feel the NHS a will be here for ever

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,180 Disability Gamechanger
    Yeah I agree @Margare93222061, it's felt like they are trying to make it so we've no choice but to move to a paid system for some time!!
  • Margare93222061
    Margare93222061 Community member Posts: 425 Pioneering
    @Biblioklept it will be hard for the on low incomes but we will have to  see what happens Margaret 
  • michael57
    michael57 Community member Posts: 161 Pioneering
    @Biblioklept it will be hard for the on low incomes but we will have to  see what happens Margaret 
    ah but without the low paid to work and get there hands dirty the fat cats will suffer just as much in the long run like i have always said evolving rather than revolving  
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,287 Disability Gamechanger
    It would be political suicide for a Tory govt. to abolish or even make major changes to the NHS it is to deeply embedded into the UK way of living now.
    It doesn't look good with waiting list over 7.5 million but it has to be admitted that some of that is without doubt due to Covid and of course recent and current strikes haven't helped.

    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

  • Hannah_Scope
    Hannah_Scope Posts: 7,093 Disability Gamechanger
    I could see many protests happening if they got rid of the NHS. I'll be there for sure. 
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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,180 Disability Gamechanger
    I don't think they'll just get rid but they'll privatise more and more of it until it's a paid-for system. It's already happened to many treatments and prescriptions and look at all the other ideas they've posed just these last few years alone. Paying for missed appointments. Paying for GP appointments if you earn over a certain amount. 
    They're purposely making it so bad that most people will feel paying a fiver to access services quicker and for a better service is worthwhile, and it'll slowly increase across what's paid for and what isn't. It's literally already happening. It's not just a sudden stop, it's a very slow privatisation. 

    "In 2012 the Health and Care Act took away the Government's ultimate responsibility to provide an NHS for all. " I didn't see any protests

    Around 22% of public health spending is actually spend on private sector organisations and trusts and not NHS. 
    https://keepournhspublic.com/privatisation/how-is-the-nhs-being-privatised/





  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,287 Disability Gamechanger
    It is already a "paid for" system i.e via N.I. but its is free at point of use. my gut feeling is that is how it will stay for many more years.
    2024 The year of the general election...the time for change is coming 💡

  • Margare93222061
    Margare93222061 Community member Posts: 425 Pioneering
    Hi @Beaver79 I do hope your dog is ok take care Margaret 
  • Beaver79
    Beaver79 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 15,214 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you @Margare93222061 I have hand fed him some chicken. He is drinking a sleeping a lot so fingers crossed he will soon feel better. I hope you and Sooty are doing well. Take care.

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