Over the past few weeks, Rishi Sunak has come under fire after it was discovered that he uses private healthcare. This caused so much controversy that Sunak had to publicly declare in the House of Commons that he’s registered with an NHS GP. However, the real issue is not that Rishi Sunak has a choice over his healthcare. It’s that his government makes makes healthcare decisions on behalf of others, leaving the majority of Britons choice-less.
The whole controversy around Sunak receiving private healthcare seems to be a red herring to distract from the fact that the NHS is not working. Last October, it was reported that a record seven million people were on NHS waiting lists ,which led to conditions worsening for over one third of patients.
In addition, Britain performs terribly in terms of healthcare outcomes when compared to similarly well-off countries. Our cancer survival rates are shockingly low. We’re at the bottom of the league for preventing treatable diseases. We are the worst for strokes and heart attacks. Is there any wonder that Rishi Sunak chose private healthcare considering the NHS fails at almost everything?
To make matters worse, the British public is forced to fund pointless woke projects and jobs that are not only politically divisive but also a waste of taxpayer money. According to the Telegraph, the NHS spends more than £8.2 million per year on diversity and inclusion jobs. Instead of helping to treat and care for patients, NHS managers are too busy lecturing its staff on “white privilege,” “authentic allyship” and “unconscious bias”. If given the choice, the British people would be able to chose a healthcare provider which shares their values and is able to use funding on healthcare, rather than wasting it on politics.
Why should the British public be forced to fund a healthcare system that doesn’t provide them with adequate service? Surely the people of this country deserve quality healthcare that serves and protects them, rather than the other way round.
Even if the Tories were “abusing” it as NHS fanatics claim, then surely this is another argument in favour of privatisation. A system than is volatile enough to change from the envy of the world to being in crisis depending on who’s in government surely isn’t a good system. Why should decisions of an individual’s healthcare be put in the hands of politicians who socialists ardently claim are crooked, corrupt, and evil? Surely it would be better for individuals to put their trust in a provider of their choosing, rather than in politicians they disagree with and even hate.
It appears that the socialists are fine with the ship sinking as long as we all sink together. They’d rather punish the wealthy for having a choice over their healthcare instead of promoting a system where everyone has the freedom to choose their own. In order to provide quality healthcare that the British people deserve, they should have more control and choice over what type of service they’d prefer, rather than the inefficient, bureaucratic, failing system that they’re forced to pay for.