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NHS users should pay £10 a month, says former health minister

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In Sweden a public referendum was held to decide how best to support the Swedish healthcare system which whilst modelled on the NHS, was effectively being bankrupted by public demand (ring any bells?) The choice was: to pay an annual stipend per capita to support health care being free at point of contact or to opt for payment at point of contact for everything outside genuine emergency assessement and treatment. The public voted for the latter, and today have a health system which is efficient, effective and capable of manageing public demand because the public have been educated in the fiscal difference between clinical need and public demand!! Which I may suggest is exactly what needs to happen in the UK

Posted date

31 Mar 2014

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1:03pm

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