[PDF] One small step for the NHS, but one giant leap for its principles?

Source:
Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society
Publisher:
Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society
Publication date:
28 May 2013

Abstract

This paper documents how the British health service has moved away from the principle of comprehensive coverage during the past 30 years, as very minor initial changes in specific policy areas have led eventually to major changes towards private funding. It identifies another seemingly minor decision in 2013 that may lead to an even more dramatic shift away from comprehensive care, one that is unlikely to be offset by private coverage.