Information you need to see on the threat to our NHS – and not just because it quotes one of my posts!
The world’s largest private healthcare company co-owned by the assets management firm whose profits helped fund Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns is looking to expand further into the NHS, according to newly published documents by the Competition Commission.
The Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) already caters for around half of all private patients in London and runs three joint NHS ventures, renting building space from public hospitals for exclusively private treatment. HCA told the commission’s on going investigation into the private healthcare market that it wants more NHS partnerships.
Although Mr Romney stepped down as the head of Bain Capital in 1999, he received a share of the profits in 22 new funds created by the firm during the next 10 years as the company’s assets grew 20-fold. The governor of Massachusetts negotiated a retirement agreement with Bain that has paid him a share…
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