Its begun. We’ll be speaking with American accented Nurses & Doctors if this “Americanisation” of our NHS continues.
Americanised healthcare: It is appropriate that the only appropriate image I could find features dollars instead of pounds – because it is clear that the Tory government is changing the NHS into an Americanised insurance-based service.
Confidential information on NHS patients has been sold to insurance companies who used it in combination with information from credit rating agencies to identify customers and “refine” their premiums – increasing the costs of policies for thousands of customers, despite all the Tory-led government’s assurances to the contrary.
According to the Daily Telegraph, “a major UK insurance company… was able to obtain 13 years of hospital data – covering 47 million patients.
“As a result they recommended an increase in the costs of policies for thousands of customers last year.”
The revelation comes only days after plans to sell the confidential medical information of every NHS patient in England were put on hold…
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