Only Stopping Brexit Can Now Save The NHS From Americanisation In Future US Trade Deals
Plans are being made which could mean private companies are handed contracts of up to ten years to provide care.
Jeremy Hunt's latest re-organisation of the NHS takes us closer to the American Healthcare model - an essential move in order to make the make the privatisation of the NHS project the Tories have had since 1948; come to fruition.
Brexit gave them the perfect opportunity which explains Theresa May's statement this week that she and the Government will not 'tolerate any attempt to halt Brexit'
Furthermore, the british people are slowly waking up to the fact that you can't have both the NHS and Brexit!
But the political parties have not caught up with these basic facts as yet. To quote Alistair Campbell in this weekend's The New European newspaper:
"Of course – and here is another reason why Labour needs to change its stance on this – the hard right tail currently wagging the government dog on Brexit policy has no fears about damage to the NHS. It fits very well with their vision of a low tax, low regulation, low public spending small State economy where the NHS can be run down and opened up to wholesale Americanisation."
The common view of those opposing this continued and basic 'meddling' re-organisation of the NHS, stripping it down of assets, cutting funding and maintaining unsafe staffing levels; the aim is one of making it ready for Liam Fox's UK/US trade deal plans for the NHS.
We will see a bonfire of the NHS as American companies wade into our healthcare system with private bids that will undercut every UK based healthcare company in order to monopolise healthcare in this country and turn the NHS into their own cash-cow!
The US healthcare companies have been eyeing up the NHS for decades, but only now are bold enough to have made it clear during the TTIP/EU talks that healthcare IS a priority for inclusion in any trade deal, and that includes the UK's NHS.
Within days of the EU Referendum result, both Jeremy Hunt and Liam Fox were in Washington meeting with senior Republicans, business leaders and US Healthcare companies.
The US made it clear to the EU, that access to EU members states healthcare services by American healthcare companies; was a deal breaker and therefore it is quite obvious that UK's NHS will be included in any UK/US trade deal.
It is based on the American model of healthcare organisation and is obviously intended to ensure compatibility with US healthcare organisation in order to ensure easy take over of American healthcare companies once they are given cart blanche access to our NHS as part of any UK/US trade deal.
As part of his new and secret Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STP) being rushed through, along with the sale of all NHS land and properties, including of course hospitals; the end of the NHS is in the final stages before the planned introduction of medical insurance in addition to national insurance contributions and eventual sale of healthcare in the UK to the US healthcare companies as part of a UK/US trade deal.
The ‘National’ element of the NHS is being destroyed with the setting up of localised Accountable Care Organisations that will decide how the NHS services are utilised within their area. Greater Manchester is one of the first ACOs to be set up and Hunt has stated that ALL STPs will be turned into ACS' and then ACOs
Now it seems Liam Fox has been given free range to set up any form of proposed trade deal with the US, including giving American healthcare companies full access to the NHS, whilst Theresa May uses the old smokescreen statement that the NHS will always be "free at the point of delivery" assuming that the public won't care who delivers healthcare as long as it is free!
Savings are NOT put back into the US Government Healthcare budget, nor will they be ploughed back into the NHS in the UK!
If these plans go through and both Liam Fox and Jeremy Hunt have their way in a future UK/US trade deal; the NHS will be totally destroyed and will never, ever be re-nationalised!
Source: The Independent / The Kings Fund / NHS England /NHS Support Federation / Dept of Health /