Honesty is the best policy for the long term future of the NHS


BzQK7elCQAAxbSQ.pngTalking to the BBC's Nick Robinson, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage reiterated UKIP's Health policy, that Healthcare will remain free at the point of delivery, and that nobody should be charged to see their GP, something that senior Labour figures have floated in the past.

Everyone acknowledges that a growing and ageing population brings with it challenges in the funding of high quality free healthcare and that is something that needs to be addressed. Nigel Farage is being totally honest and in no way takes away from the party policy that UKIP and Nigel are committed to the NHS being free at the point of delivery and unshackled by private finance initiatives.

We must remember the NHS was founded when in an age when we had near full employment and control of our borders, this is no longer the case.

Successive governments have completely moved the goal posts with the NHS and both Labour and the Coalition parties need to wake up to their responsibilities in this regard.

The UKIP position on healthcare funding is simple. The NHS is and will remain funded through general taxation and free at the point of delivery.

This is a position supported by Nigel Farage and Louise Bours, and has been endorsed by the NEC.

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