Farage admits he’d replace NHS with US-style healthcare – Daily Mirror

Sense-less: 'Man of the people' Farage made his comments during the 2012 'Common Sense' tour.

Sense-less: ‘Man of the people’ Farage made his comments during the 2012 ‘Common Sense’ tour.

Nigel Farage has been caught on camera admitting he wants to replace the NHS with a US-style private insurance health system, according to the Daily Mirror, which states:

The Ukip chief insists that he and his party are against privatising the health service and are fighting next week’s Rochester & Strood by-election promising to protect it.

But Mr Farage was left red-faced when footage of him saying he would feel more “comfortable” if Britain’s healthcare system was opened up to the “marketplace” emerged today.

Health unions and Labour MPs accused him of secretly plotting the end of the NHS.

Speaking to UKIP supporters just two years ago Mr Farage said: “I think we are going to have to move to an insurance-based system of healthcare.

“Frankly, I would feel more comfortable that my money would return value if I was able to do that through the marketplace of an insurance company, than just us trustingly giving £100billion a year to central government and expecting them to organise the healthcare service from cradle to grave for us.”

The UKIP leader made the remarks, which surfaced in a video published by the Guardian, on his 2012 “Common Sense” tour of the country.

If that’s what he calls common sense, wouldn’t you hate to imagine what he’d find objectionable?

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27 thoughts on “Farage admits he’d replace NHS with US-style healthcare – Daily Mirror

  1. philipburdekin

    But it’s ok if your one of the wealthy people like Mr f, the rest of us would just fade away and die, keep them lot happy eh.

    1. Barry Davies

      You should be saying that to cameron clog and millipede because it is the cons lib dums and labour who have been actively privatising the NHS and all three intend to continue to do so especially as they are in Favour of TTIP which guarantees that only the rich will have access to healthcare. UKIP have a policy of keeping the NHS in public hands and leaving the eussr so TTIP will have nil effect, remember this when you vote in 2015 because otherwise your access to healthcare free at the point of delivery will soon evaporate if you vote in the eurofederalists again

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        Nigel Farage: ““I think we are going to have to move to an insurance-based system of healthcare. Frankly, I would feel more comfortable that my money would return value if I was able to do that through the marketplace of an insurance company.”

  2. Melanie H

    Don’t let them near your government if they want to follow America’s lead on “private health insurance”. A bigger scam may be hard to find in this world, particularly since “private insurers” dictated the terms of “Obamacare”.

    1. Barry Davies

      It’s the tired old eurofederalist parties that are sending us headlong into the private sector and american companies being able to run our health provision not skip in fact it’s only skip that are against the TTIP, which will ensure total privatisation of the NHS and are the only hope of us still having health care free at the point of provision in 5 years time stop the ignorance and look at reality.

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        Who’s ‘skip’ when he or she is at home?
        We are looking at reality. Who knows what you’re looking at?

    1. Barry Davies

      Only in the minds of those who claim that UKIP wants a private health service in a futile attempt to demonise UKIP with exactly the actions being taken by the conlibdumlab coalition at this point in time at westminster.

  3. Luke Hodges

    can image the state of this country as it slip back to 1700’s standard of living were the churches and others with a conscious fight for any type human rights what wrong with these idiots…….

    1. Barry Davies

      Well if you continue to let in the eurofederalist conlibdumlabour party that is precisely what we will get no healthcare unless you are rich no safety net for the people put out of work and no human rights whatsoever, this is the future if you keep voting for that group instead of the only one that is offering healthcare free at the point of delivery, and to reverse the totally barbarian attitude of IDS and his ilk to those who can not for any reason obtain work, get rid of the idiots and vote UKIP.

  4. Stephen Kellett

    That marketplace Farage speaks of results in the most expensive and unaffordable healthcare in the world in the USA. The unaccountable government system of the NHS that he speaks of, results in the best value for money healthcare in the world.

    What a moron he is. He speaks ideas and yet knows nothing of the consequences of his ideas.

    1. Barry Davies

      The marketplace culture being imposed by the eussr is causing the problems UKIP are the only hope to retain an NHS free at the point of delivery because the eurofederalists currently running westminster and their labour allies sure as hell want a fully privatised NHS.

  5. a harding

    this is also the man who says we should have kept on fighting WW1 maybe another 6 months no matter if it cost another 100,000 men. he thinks it would have stopped WW2 from starting. he forgets that it was not just Germany that we were fighting but Japan too. the man is a nut job.

    1. Barry Davies

      Well there are many academics who have said the same thing, because with the additional industrial might of America Germany could have been defeated and Hitler wouldn’t have been able to claim that Germany had not lost. Would Japan have tried to spread as far as it did if Hitler had not taken out all of the west’s resources in fighting against him thereby weakening the defences of the places Japan attacked, we don’t know so to make this comment is just one persons opinion yours not based on any true academic basis at all.

  6. wildswimmerpete

    “Frankly, I would feel more comfortable that my money would return value if I was able to do that through the marketplace of an insurance company, ”

    ………………Unum perchance?

    1. Barry Davies

      And if you can’t pay for insurance because of a pre existing condition you will die, welcome to the eussr conalblibdum coalition view of the world can’t work go and die

      1. Mike Sivier Post author

        That’s seven comments in 15 minutes from UKIP Barry, here. Getting a bit rough, is it, Barry?

  7. Andy C

    you’ve probably seen this video but will post here anyway

    folk have known about Paul Nuttal saying similar on his website and then seeing the info get removed from his website…. but this is a video of him talking using the same language – “UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttal probably didn’t realise he was being filmed when he let this slip at the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election hustings in 2011.”


  8. jaypot2012

    Shock, horror – will his fans believe it or will they say that it’s just trying to give Farage poor press? His idiotic fans will still carry on worshiping this pillock, and still not see that all they are doing when they vote for him is wasting their vote – or it could go the other way and we’ll end up with a tory/ukip coalition.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I had one such fan on my Twitter feed today: “It’s all from two years ago, man; it isn’t the same now.” Or some such. Yeah, that’s right. They changed what they say in order to suck in mugs like you who’ll believe anything they say. Then if they get anywhere, they’ll ditch it because they’re basically Tories and that’s what the Tories did in 2010.

  9. Barry Davies

    Except he never did say that UKIP would replace the NHS with an american style system at all it is the conlablibdumgreen grroups who are in favour of TTIP being imposed from brussels who are in favour of the US style health system UKIP are firmly in favour of keeping the NHS public and don’t get it wrong again.

      1. Barry Davies

        Voxpolitical is a left wing site, and although UKIP is not right wing it tries every underhand methodology to say that it is and to keep us well and truly ensconced in the eussr no matter how much the people it really purports to support will have to suffer because of its far left ideologies. Unfortunately the far right TTIP agreement being forced on to us like the freedom of movement will mean a fully privatised NHS, whilst UKIP are against both trip and a private nhs labour lib um and the tories are infaovour of it, add to that the flooding of th bottom end of the labour market due to freedom of movement and your beloved left wing will lead us to pre victorian values regarding those unable to work with a work or die attitude no matter what he reason for not being able to earn a living is, never mind the rich will be happy with the outcome they can afford private medicine, and the poor don’t matter.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        Don’t kid yourself – UKIP is ultra-right-wing. Look at the way you personally bandy the fascist term ‘EUSSR’ around in every comment you can squeeze it into.
        It’s fascinating that you’re saying the EU is a far-left organisation, then complaining about its “far right” TTIP agreement. What is it, then – left-wing or right-wing?
        After that, you fall into incoherence.

      3. Andy C

        UKIP not right wing???


        good joke Barry

        (Havent seen Barry about for a while must be because there’s an election today)

        That must be why these guys are considering the move to UKIP you know, because they’re not right wing – Six Tory MPs to defect to Ukip if it wins Rochester and Strood by-election

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