Interesting piece, this – the Conservative government has been tilting the balance of power (in the Health sector) away from a level playing field and in favour of private providers because, if the decision was left to the market, people would choose the NHS. In addition, private hospitals will (and do) charge higher prices where they have less competition from the NHS. Think about that, as hospitals and other services all around you get passed to private providers, for no very good reason, by Jeremy Hunt and his marauders.