Contrary to the doomsayers’ prophecies, the NHS is not being privatised

Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph

Kristian Niemietz, the IEA’s Head of Political Economy, has given his thoughts on the left’s reaction to this week’s Parliamentary vote on the Health and Care Bill.

As Kristian observes, amongst much of the left, the Bill has triggered the usual response to healthcare reform – that it is part of a covert strategy for conservatives to privatise the NHS.

Such assertions, Kristian argues, are unfounded and the continued existence of and funding to the NHS after many years of supposed attack by Conservative policies, is a testament to their falsity.

“The current privatisation hysteria will age just as badly. In a few years’ time, the NHS will still be there, probably with copious funding, and it will have become clear that the current brouhaha was just a baseless moral panic over nothing.”

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