"She just held my hand and said: 'You won't let your dad go private, will you?" Labour leader Keir Starmer tells @bbcnickrobinson about his late mother, a "passionate defender of the NHS" Listen to the full interview on #BBCPoliticalThinking bbc.in/32G12LP
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When my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer she could wait 3 weeks for the operation on the NHS or we could pay for her to go private in 3 days. We paid….Sorry Kier…not
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Why should Keir be sorry? You should be mad at Tories making people wait (and it's way more than 3 weeks now) for cancer treatment, that they have to pay out-of-pocket.
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They have to wait longer now because the NHS turned into a Covid Health Service and all the GPs locked themselves away. Massive waste of money on the Nightingale Hospitals and Test and Trace.
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We wait longer because after 11 yrs of Conservative govt it is underfunded. It worked much better under Blair/brown. Those who do not value out NHS should look to America where diabetics die because they can't afford insulin & kids die because of lack of dental care ..it's scary
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Underfunded??? It gets over a £1bn every 3 days. How on earth is it underfunded? It is no longer fit for purpose, it is filled with middle managers who do not have a clue what they're doing who drain money away from where it is needed. It needs complete reform not more money.
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Good grief mam have you any idea how much heart transplants, bypass surgery, chemotherapy etc cost ..not to mentioned covid and an ageing population .. I hope you remain well ..remember your health insurance won't cover anything g chronic or age related. Good luck 🤷‍♀️
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Not to mention treatment for drink and drugs. Or cosmetic surgeries. You must be either blind or a fool to see how the NHS is abused. Or how the "world beating" NHS paid out £83bn in malpractice claims in 2018-19, so tell me again how that's value for money.
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You think you'd get better value for money paying insurance 🤔 .. let us know how you get on ..good luck..you'll need it!!!!

Nov 29, 2021 · 7:42 PM UTC

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