"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.

Nov 27, 2021 · 3:34 PM UTC

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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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Replying to @simon_wain
It was "reformed" in 2012 by the Tory Health and Social Care Act. As predicted, they made everything much, much worse. They fired many managers, giving them massive severance pay, before hiring them again, with new signing bonuses. All while cutting nurse numbers. Mad.
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So you also agree it needs reform? The NHS is no longer fit for purpose, it is nostalgic for many but until people realise that it's unsustainable in its current guise then it will remain the sacred cow of the UK.