The Daily Telegraph
SIR – Is it perhaps time for an incoming administration to finally grasp the NHS nettle?
The ability of any government to continue funding this unwieldy megalith can no longer be sustained. How many more billions are to be set aside to keep it afloat?
Surely Britain needs to adopt a system such as the Australian Medicare, where people pay a small percentage of their income towards future medical requirements. Or the German Krankenkasse system, one of the oldest in the world.
The current cost of the NHS is well over £120billion a year and is increased annually, sometimes biannually. Even the health unions must recognise that it can’t go on like this for much longer. But who will be brave enough to risk everlasting damnation by bringing in a more efficient and cost-effective system? Alan F Judge
Deeping St James, Lincolnshire