The welcome and long overdue death of the cult of the NHS

Source: Adam Smith Institute
by Emile Yusupoff

“The state of the healthcare debate in this country is testament to the absurd pedestal the NHS has been placed on, as is illustrated by the hysterical cries of ‘privatisation’ induced by any reforms, no matter how minor or cosmetic. That universal healthcare can be delivered without a monolithic bureaucracy is apparently specialist knowledge. The debate has been skewed into the holy calling of defending ‘OUR-NHSTM’ on the one-hand and ‘selling it to Richard Branson and leaving poor people to die’ on the other. This orthodoxy appears, however, to be being slowly eroded. In spite of Labour having run a campaign that was literally based on claiming that Conservative health policy would kill babies, the Tories managed to win the first government by-election victory since 1982 in a seat that Labour have held since the 1930s.” (02/27/17)

https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/the-welcome-and-long-overdue-death-of-the-cult-of-the-nhs