This is inaccurate.
1. Private companies are very happy to buy up services from lucrative, low risk parts of the NHS: young GP patients (Babylon), private orthopaedic operations, community health services (Virgin).
Many private hospitals don’t have intensive care for example, so they transfer sick expensive patients to the NHS.
- alignment of medical device standards
-lengthening of drug patents and active ingredient laws, so drugs stay expensive for longer
- better access for US companies to bid on NHS CONTRACTS
Like a Christmas Turkey, nobody wants to eat it whole, and everybody wants to carve a juicy bit off here or there for themselves.
Merry Christmas. #GE2019