Re: Pipe Dream
"Of itself, there is nothing wrong in out-sourcing some aspects of healthcare to private companies."
There is plenty wrong with it
It has been built into the system from the start: GPs, dentists and pharmacists have been private from the start. The only question is where do you draw the boundary. Do you really want to roll it back so that GPs are nationalised? Dentists? Boots? Should the NHS start making its own hospital beds?
There are two things to realise here.
1. No political party dare get rid of the NHS. Yes, I know it's thrown about as an accusation but do you really, if you give it a moment's thought, think that any party would believe they could do it and survive?
2. No political party has worked out how to deal with the mushrooming costs.