~Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!~
There are, I think, two issues which the general public conflates. Privatizing out is one, and national care free at the point of delivery for cradle-to-grave health cover which is the other. They have nothing, as far as I can see, to do with each other.
There have been slips in the second. Dental provision is a central health concern and that's completely messed up. Prescription charges have sneaked in and up though they're still capped at £110 a year per person regardless of the volume of prescriptions which is a way of stopping it becoming a total outrage. It's still wrong.
But making the system as cost effective as possible, given the unchanged definition of what it performs, is a political decision that has nothing to do with cutting back on performance.
It's not an informed post Raven, but perhaps if you sink your teeth into it I'll get an idea of why I can't see the wood for the trees.
Nullius in verba ☎|||||||||||
Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game!
The watch of your vision has become reasonable today.
It’s normal. You must provoke. You must insult the belief of all monotheists. You must make fun of the belief of all monotheists.
From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
Write that word in the blood
Whilst centralising the administration might be dragging the efficiency of the whole down, paying dividends and making profit the motive for existence is not the answer.
Keep central purchasing but take the administration back to the point of supply - make those that do responsible for the doing because they are the ones who know what is required.