More patients will have to pay ‘top-up’ fees for private care because of budget cuts in the NHS and long waiting times, a group of doctors say in a report.
I know that the NHS is under resourced and that there are serious money problems within the hospitals. I know that NHS staff are being laid off and that newly qualified nurses are unable to find work. I know all this and have some sympathy but things like this really, and I mean really piss me off.
Just who precisely decided that Doctors would be the best judge of what patients should and should not have to pay for? Since when did they become the Guardians of the NHS, since when did we hand over control of the State subsidised cash cow that is the NHS wholly over to these Doctors?
Doctors should have no say in such matters, as like most MPs, Doctors have private healthcare. They don’t live in the same world, that is the real world, as the people that pay for the NHS.
Your average Doctor earns £100,000 per year, that is FIVE TIMES the national average salary of £19,000 and TEN TIMES the minimum wage! To say that they are at the top end of the pay scale in Britain is a little bit of an understatement, some Doctors earn up to £250,000 per year!
Yet these Doctors, who have just rejected a pay increase for being too low, are the ones complaining that the taxpayer just isn’t putting enough money into the NHS and should, on top of his tax, pay an additional charge to help pay for said Doctors second or third home abroad. How kind of them.
As you can probably tell I have something of a grudge against Doctors as I view them as being over paid, which is far enough as the average British Doctor earns five times as much as the average German Doctor, but there is more to it than that.
Sooner or later these recommendation are going to become legislation, like University Top-Up Fees there will be NHS Top-Up Fees. Where no matter how much tax you’ve paid previously, you’ll be required to pay extra for operations or hospital admissions.
Doctors for Reform says the idea that health care is free across the UK is now a “political mirage”.
But this needn’t be the case. Greed and arrogance has turned the NHS into a cash hungry, corrupt, joke of a Health Service and if it should reach the point where patients have to pay anything it should be abolished immediately. In fact I see no reason why it shouldn’t be abolished right now. Let the Doctors see how much they earn working only in the private sector.
I am not some rich Doctor that can afford to go private, however I know that British Taxpayers pay about £90 Billion in taxes into the NHS each year. If it were abolished that would mean a saving of £1,500 per year for every man, woman and child in the UK. A staggering £125 a month that stays in the average workers pay packet. More than enough for everyone to go private.
In fact, working in averages of course, that would mean a family of four would get £500 a month to spend on Healthcare! I’ve looked but was hard pressed to find private healthcare cover for more than that price per month. That would be more than enough to cover a family of four and probably be the Premium Service that currently only Consultants can afford.
Of course the Government would never allow the NHS to be abolished. Like the Environmental causes it allows them to raise taxes with very little objections from the public. It provides an almost limitless amount of tax (the amount of tax taken for the NHS has trebled in the past ten years), no Government would ever be as foolish to get rid of such an easy money maker. And if they did, they certainly wouldn’t reduce tax.