Early day motion: the privatisation of the NHS

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Labour early day motion. More to follow.

Motion text

  • That this House expresses dismay at the Government’s White Paper, The Future of Health and Care, published on 11 February 2021 which rubber stamps the US care models for the UK;
  • notes that the Bill is a Trojan horse for deregulated privatisation and that language on integrated care championed by private health corporations is really about incentivising a reduction away from comprehensive universal provision, the NHS’ very founding principles;
  • further notes the Bill’s only purpose is to expand private healthcare and that £113 billion has already been handed to non-NHS providers since 2010, mostly to profiteers; believes that removing competition regulation will worsen the cronyism that has taken place during the covid-19 outbreak and further hastens NHS privatisation by removing the requirement to open tender, allowing integrated care organisations to make unregulated mergers, closures and acquisitions as in the US;
  • is concerned that the Bill will lead to the erosion of the NHS, fuelling the growth of a private health insurance industry, thus creating a two-tiered system which will accelerate health inequality;
  • recognises that anything less than complete healthcare renationalisation is unacceptable;
  • and welcomes the work of grassroots campaigners to raise awareness of such threats to the NHS.

What have we been saying? They’ll keep the brand and privatise as much they can. Citizens are assets to be milked or costs to be cut.