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Report advocates moving NHS to insurance based system

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7385.356/d (Published 15 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:356
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Funding the NHS through insurance rather than taxation would lead to a fairer and improved service, where consumers have real choices about the care they receive, a group of health reformers that includes economists, politicians, and academics believes.

    In a report published last week, the Health Policy Consensus Group outlines a new method of funding that it says will put the NHS “on a more sound ethical footing.”

    While such …

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