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Do you know what it might cost you personally if the UK moves towards a US-style healthcare system?

Blood test: $100-$300
Giving birth: $9,000-17,000
Breast cancer $15,000-300,000
The government claims we should not worry about the Bill.

But that is just not credible.…

They also deny even the possibility of privatisation.

But that is not true either…

So sign the petition today to #savetheNHS while we still have time.…

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When things seem to be going wrong in so many different ways, it can get confusing.

This thread shows that it is simpler than it seems.
If you don’t like them pouring sewage into our rivers, remember that results from government policy decisions taken to protect donors’ interests.…
If you don’t like the idea of turning the NHS into something like the US system (which causes 2/3rds of US personal bankruptcies), remember that results from government policy decisions taken to protect donors’ interests.…
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The government claims “Protecting the NHS is of the utmost importance to the Government.”
This thread explains why we cannot believe that, what the government has in store for the NHS and what we need to do to stop them.…
As John Major said:

“Michael Gove wanted to privatise the NHS; Boris wanted to charge people for using it; and Iain Duncan Smith wanted a social insurance system.
The NHS is as safe with them as a pet hamster would be with a hungry python.”…
And Javid’s underreported speech to the Conservative Party conference confirmed what he thinks of the idea of state-funded healthcare.
He is supposed to be our Health Secretary.
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This thread explains why Ken Clarke’s comment about elected dictatorships should be taken seriously.

We still have time to save UK democracy, but we do not have time to waste.
Ken Clarke said:
“Boris is … impatient with constitutional constraints. He gets angry if courts or parliament interfere. We are dangerously close to the “elected dictatorship” that Lord Hailsham warned us about half a century ago.”…
And it is not mere anger and impatience – he is busy dismantling all those safeguards.…
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Without apparently noticing the irony, #JohnsonthecorruptPM claims that the Conservatives are the party of law and order...

... what he means is that he is making sure that there is one law for the party and quite another for us ...…

... where he and his donors can plunder the UK without interference from the courts or anyone else.

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This thread is about the creeping corruption in UK politics.

Corruption is hard to prove but immensely destructive of society…
And our democratic safeguards against it are under serious threat.
Leading Cabinet ministers are taking part in the attack on our anti-corruption defences.…
Unfortunately, the government’s attack on democracy is wider still and therefore even more dangerous.…
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As John Major said:

“The concept that [the Cabinet] care for the NHS is odd: Gove wants to privatise it; Boris wants to charge people for using it; and Duncan Smith wants an insurance system. The NHS is as safe with them as a pet hamster would be with a hungry python.”
And Javid believes:

"Government shouldn’t own all risks and responsibilities. We have to take responsibility for our health. We shouldn’t always go first to the state. Health and Social Care... should be family first, then community then the state.”…
So the idea of just keeping the NHS as a brand on top of something like the US system is now at the top of the agenda.
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