As the SKWAWKBOX has covered, the Tories’ latest ‘top-down reorganisation‘ of the NHS involves parceling our health service into ‘Accountable Care Organisations’ (ACOs), along similar lines to the hugely inefficient US healthcare system.
So damaging and dangerous is this change expected to be that health experts – now joined by the world-famous Professor Stephen Hawking – have crowdfunded a legal case to challenge it.
The Tories and their media allies are, of course, presenting ACOs in a different way – but the extremely telling video clip below from late 2016 provides an insight into the reality.
It shows Margaret Greenwood, Labour’s excellent MP for Wirral West, challenging Theresa May during Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) to provide assurance that ACOs would not be used to introduce insurance-based, private healthcare.
Theresa May answers almost anything but the question that was actually asked. Given an opportunity to promise that ACOs would not become a vehicle for such a harmful and inefficient change, she declined it and waffled instead.
This is a vital and still under-reported threat faced by our NHS. Watch and share to raise awareness:
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