Here are some recent news clips with evidence for NHS (England) rationing, and some views. Charlie Cooper in The Independent sums it up on 21st June: Doctors’ leader warns of more NHS rationing unless funding freeze ends. This implies a simplistic short term suggestion of more money, and NHSreality agrees that more is needed, but not from direct taxation. We need overt co-payments related to means and income….. This needs time and debate to organise and agree, and we are not yet beginning the debate because of political fear and denial. Gagged politicians with perverse incentives….The conspirators in this are the media: constantly short term themselves, and easily distracted, they rarely sustain a debate on any ideology.
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