NHS users should pay £10 a month, says former health minister
|Former Health Minister Lord Warner|
Imposing a monthly levy for everyone to use the NHS. A proposal from a former Labour Minister, who now sits in the house of Lords. This dinosaur from the House of dinosaurs should feel ashamed of his Guardian article, but clearly will feel no remorse as he reaches for his pen to complete another House of Lords.expenses claim .
Warner, a appointee of Blair, (now there's a surprise) now works with the right wing think tank "Reform" and has co-authored a report that says "dramatic action is needed".
It makes no mention, at least none reported, of what effect that would have on the sick or disabled, pensioners, unemployed or other members of our society who would in all probability, be unable to afford yet another extortion of money from already stretched budgets, with the inevitability of annual increases to the £10 fee.
If payment of the fee is to be means tested, then the cost for the administration of the system would no doubt, far outweigh any contribution it may make to NHS funds.
All in all, no more than another harebrained scheme, probably found at the bottom of a tumbler of single malt and emanating from people who should be tending their rose gardens.