INDEX Saturday February 27, 2021
Health behind a pay wall
I have just tried to get access to my GP services online, basically because my GP sends me texts asking me to do it. As it happens it's impossible because I don't have a working smart phone and you don't seem to be able to do it via a desktop computer.

I was shocked to find that straight away it was giving me access to paid for medical services. Clearly, I can not do this because I don't earn enough.

I'm a pensioner. I haven't been able to afford to get my teeth sorted out for years. What is happening is that I will get access to a second class system, like Medicare in the US.

So much for Bevan's National Health Service. Those who scoff that fears that the NHS is being privatised are scare stories should wake up and smell the coffee. It's not something that's going to happen in the future. It's something that's already happened.

Posted by Jonathan Brind.
Saturday February 27, 2021