I would not mind paying a small fee of £5 to £10 IF it were to improve the
service which I very much doubt but not the £25 as suggested by those out
of touch with reality. There is far more to it than that anyway. What about
OAPs the disabled? do they have to pay. How about those that cannot afford
to pay or those that
simply refuse? do they get no treatment. How is the money collected when most
are made by telephone and what are the admin costs.
As has been said we have already paid our NI contributions and overall I think
it a bad idea that has not properly been thought through.
People ... and it's usually men ... but womwn also, will be even more unlikely to come forward and make an appointment to see their GP if they have early-warning-signs of symptoms of potentially life-threatening afflictions like cancer. A £25 fee to see a doctor is a retrograde step back to the Dark Ages, I reckon.
Spider. you have made a good point regarding financing the NHS but it strikes me that the more amount of money that is poured into anything government run then the more that is wasted rather than considering better efficiency.
Increased taxes sounds like the answer. All the new revenue could firstly be spent on better pay for our MPs and more expenses. Plenty remaining so why not start a war somewhere or send a rocket to investigate Jupiter. Still some left, good, more administrators and paperwork for the NHS should take care of that.
From what I've read over the years, money is waisted on operations/treatments that are never done, building that are never used, updated systems that don't work and people just coming to Britain for free medical care. A lot of these stores will have a certain amount of truth.
Will they look more carefully on how money is spent. Are they going to start charging people who just come to Britain for free Medical care. I doubt it, but they may still be expecting the British people to keep throwing money into a bottomless pit.