Showing posts with label 'Section 75 NHS'. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 'Section 75 NHS'. Show all posts

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Healthcare Coup: The Lords Didn't Save us the First Time


Lord Tim Clement-Jones
In early 2012 the Lords voted in favour of the Health and Social Care bill, the final step in turning it into an Act. As the Lords sat in the house to debate and vote on the bill, research conducted by Social Investigations revealed the Lords were riddled with private healthcare interests across all parties. Despite these recent or present financial links to private companies involved in healthcare, they were allowed to debate and vote. 

Now, for the second time of asking the Lords are about to pass or reject a key piece of legislation that will affect the NHS to such an extent its very existence is in the balance. Will they or will they not choose to vote for or against section 75 Regulations of the Health and Social Care Act. If it is the former, then if passed will sound the death knell to the NHS.

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