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GP at Hand isn't just a London thing

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Lol keep peddling the myth that US healthcare is 'free market', it isn't completely 'free market'. Ignore the pre-existing health/lifestyle differences demographically too. Plus, lets keep borrowing more to spend on healthcare/in general. No, we're not mortgaging the futures' of our children. Instead, the state will have more to spend on quangos like the CQC, GMC, etc, or locum clinical directors, or personal health budgets, or homeopathy, or religious circumcisions, etc. Sounds worth it. Also, lets not bother about the fact that taking responsibility away from the public encourages less responsible behaviour. Or that a 'free' service is valued less/abused more. Spending was already high before the current Tory govt. The NHS 'all you can eat' system was always going to be unsustainable as it grew. Yes the current govt are bringing the system down without being honest with the public, when they should be selling my argument honestly. Sure Angus, the solution that by all historical accounts helps the poor the MOST (i.e. lifting of ABSOLUTE poverty), is free market capitalism, a limited state/spending, and direct innate altruism/social virtue. As opposed to your/and the CWF's focus on RELATIVE inequality. If Venezuela/North Korea had less health inequality (i.e. everyone is poor), would you want to adopt their system?

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31 May 2019

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