Daily injection which is ‘better’ than dieting or exercise on NHS soon – Telegraph

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Read this Telegraph article. It’s excellent news for fat people. But surely they should pay for it themselves?

via Daily injection which is ‘better’ than dieting or exercise on NHS soon – Telegraph.

There needs to be a debate about what medicine should be included free of charge. Ed Balls believes that the Tories want to start charging for certain drugs. 

For me, health charging is a good thing and would ensure that public healthcare would be focused where most needed. Obviously, there would be low income exclusions.

Thoughts?

Real risk of widespread health charging under Tories, says Labour | Politics | The Guardian

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This is an important article from Patrick Wintour, the political editor at the Guardian, who cites Ed Balls, the UK’s Shadow Chancellor. It’s a must-read in my view. Check it out!

Real risk of widespread health charging under Tories, says Labour | Politics | The Guardian.

Whilst I do not agree with Ed Balls politics, I think that he has a better grasp of economics than UK Chancellor, George Osborne.

Balls is right to raise the issue of health charging under the Tories. In my view, it is time for the Tories to invite a public debate on this issue. What should be included free of charge in public healthcare? What should be excluded? Why should taxpayers pay for the Saturday night drunks?

Regular readers of this blog know that I believe that the NHS should be scrapped and replaced with a best-practice public healthcare system, based on the World’s best, like Singapore and Italy. I argue for scrapping because the NHS is beyond reform, with too many powerful vested interests.

Thoughts?