Re: Pipe Dream
Of itself, there is nothing wrong in out-sourcing some aspects of healthcare to private companies.
GP surgeries and "NHS" Dentists are two examples of private companies (often partnerships) that are paid from taxation for looking after the nation's health.
Equally some routine lab work can be outsourced. At certain scaling, dedicated central labs can do it more cost-effectively than the same work spread across smaller labs at hospitals.
The problem is when quality requirements, and enforcement mechanisms for the delivery and pricing of the service are lacking and the supplier "takes advantage".