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Voters getting pretty dizzy watching UKIP’s revolving NHS policy

Statement from Dr Clive Peedell, co-leader of the National Health Action Party:

"Voters must be getting pretty dizzy watching UKIP's revolving NHS policy. The only thing that's clear is a vote for UKIP is a vote for the end of the NHS as we know it.

"Nigel Farage has made it public that he believes the NHS should be replaced with ​a European-style insurance-based system, based on a flawed argument that the NHS is unaffordable. Although Nigel Farage and UKIP may be flip-flopping over public policy pronouncements,  there's no doubt ​this idea will remain very much on the UKIP table.

​"​What's more, Nigel Farage also said that he'd be more comfortable if the money he spent on health was invested through the market place rather than central government. In other words, UKIP policy still promotes NHS privatisation through the increased use of the private sector in the NHS.

"UKIP simply can't be trusted on the NHS, because they don't believe in it and they think it's unaffordable.

"But our NHS is not unaffordable. The reality is that current Government spending on healthcare as a share of GDP is actually higher in Germany, France and Holland than in the UK.  Our current model has been ranked as the most cost effective in the world. Why would we want to throw that away?

"The NHA party has provided the evidence that the NHS has been chronically underfunded and our proposed policy solutions would not only keep the NHS sustainable, but would also make it better. In these difficult times, we simply can't afford not to have the NHS".

ENDS

(Please see article from Dr Clive Peedell: http://www.bigupthenhs.com/clive-peedell/)

 

 

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