Kristian Niemietz writes for The Telegraph

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph on what the Conservatives should pledge on health policy.

In his article Kristian argues that in this General Election campaign, all parties will promise to spend more money on the NHS. And why not? Most of our neighbour countries spend more on healthcare than we do. But importantly, not all of their extra funding comes from general taxation or social insurance contributions. A co-payment system would discourage unnecessary use of the health service, but more importantly, it would make patients more cost-conscious, directing them towards the most cost-effective treatment options.

Read the full article here. (££)

Further IEA reading: Universal Healthcare without the NHS