Andrew Lansley introduced a law to privatise the health service by stealth; Jeremy Hunt part-wrote a book in support of it. Why should we think Matt Hancock is any different?
Answer: We shouldn’t. Look:
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been accused of being “in hock to fringe right wingers” after teaming up with a think tank who want to close hospitals and ramp up NHS workers’ hours
The top Tory is today launching a report by right wingers the Taxpayers’ Alliance (TPA), calling for more automation in the Health Service.
The Taxpayers’ Alliance? A think tank? That’s over-exaggerating their role considerably. These are far-right Tories who want to pay as little tax as possible by cutting the state’s contribution to services – to nothing, if possible.
Introducing the report, Mr Hancock is expected to say technology can “transform the way we deliver public services” and free nurses up “to do more of what they love and do so well: treating and caring for patients.”
This means the TPA wants to introduce mechanical error into healthcare, making it far more possible for patients to be wrongly-diagnosed, ill-treated and even allowed to die.
But the TPA’s website calls for a dramatic reduction in the number of Hospitals and called for the NHS to move to an “insurance-based model.”
So not only do they want your health to be in the care of machines that simply won’t know what they’re doing – consider the daft tick-box “work capability assessments” that have terminated the lives of so many sick, disabled and vulnerable benefit claimants – but they want you to pay through-the-nose for that care.
And, judging from the criminal conviction against the Unum Corporation – the US insurance company that influenced successive governments into creating a system that tries to convince people their illnesses are in their minds rather than real – the plan is to swindle you out of your money and then deny you the care that it is supposed to fund.
It also calls for NHS staff to be exempted from parts of the EU Working Time Directive, which regulates the amount of hours people can work in a week.
So anybody stupid enough to remain an employee of the health service under Tory control will be worked to the bone – risking a slew of suicides (except the NHS is currently experiencing such an epidemic, due to the diabolical policies already introduced by the Tories).
The report claims the health service and adult social care sector could save a combined £18.5 billion by 2030 through increased use of technology.
The only things that won’t be saved are lives.
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