Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph
In his article Kristian argues that the implication of this is that unless healthcare is specifically exempt from such a deal, it would open the door for US healthcare companies to snatch up parts of the National Health Service, thus turning it into a US-style system. A trade deal could only make a difference insofar as the NHS already works with private contractors, which, to a limited extent, it does. This small sector could indeed become more open to US companies. Some of the contracts that are currently awarded to private British companies might then, in the future, be awarded to private US companies. That’s all.
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