Letters Top-up insurance to fund the NHS?

Should we emulate the French system to fund the NHS?

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5890 (Published 08 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5890
  1. Alan Maynard, professor emeritus and health economist
  1. University of York, York, UK
  1. alan.maynard{at}york.ac.uk

Smallwood and Wrigley discuss whether private insurance should be used to fund the NHS.1 Healthcare in France is funded primarily by social insurance. The costs of care are fully reimbursed for serious conditions and to …

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