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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The global commodification of health care

At a time when health workers and local communities are struggling to retain hospital services in the face of austerity driven closures and cutbacks, we have the grotesques spectacle of the UK Government, via its trading arm ‘Healthcare UK’, touting health services for sale to political elites in oil rich Gulf states. Claudia Tomlinson, writing on Left Foot Forward, questions ‘how will the income from providing healthcare to the fabulously wealthy flow back into the UK to fund care to populations and improve the health of the nation, particularly the poorest?’