AND, ON THE NHS, ANOTHER THING …

Something else occurred to me on the NHS situation

The NHS is far from entirely free. Means testing applies in several areas and the NHS appears to have no difficulty in administering that. So, unless you fall into one of the categories of exception …

Most people pay £9.00 per prescription, and that goes up every year by very substantial percentages, every time.

NHS dentistry is expensive – the tariff starts at £21 for the most basic appointment and goes up to over £230 for anything serious

Unless you fall within certain special categories, an eye test will cost you £38

Hearing tests are free, apparently, but the rules are devilishly complicated and the general picture is that not all tests are free – and hearing aids are not.

And so on. A great deal of the NHS is far from free. So why are visits to A and E and to doctors’ surgeries free?

Where is the difference in principle between those services that are charged for, and those that are not?

SO – SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE, DECIDED THAT THE LAWS OF SUPPLY AND DEMAND DO APPLY IN SOME PARTS OF THE NHS, BUT NOT IN OTHERS. THIS IS SIMPLY INCONSISTENT AND RIDICULOUS, AND AS I HAVE SAID IN MY LONGER BLOG ON THIS SUBJECT, THE NHS WILL NEVER GET OUT OF ITS FINANCIAL MESS UNTIL IT IS RECOGNISED THAT SUPPLY WILL NEVER BALANCE DEMAND WHILE DEMAND CONTINUES TO GROW UNCHECKED.

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