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Thursday, 16 May 2013

In defence of universal health care

The latest in a series of reports examining the 'Social State' has been published by the CLASS think tank. David Price and Professor Allyson Pollock examine the assault on universal health care across Europe where health service budgets are being cut in order to deal with debts created by the banking crisis. The report poses the question why the NHS cannot be sustained today when the UK was able to create it when the country was bankrupt in the immediate aftermath of the second world war: