This bill was brought before the house of commons in 2018 by the Conservative MP for Christchurch, Christopher Chope. It was intended to increase the use of co-payments throughout the NHS, similar to dental treatments, eye tests and prescription charges. That is bad enough, but remember that every big leap of privatisation over the past two decades has started with a small step. This bill would open the floodgates to charging for everything from GP appointments to operations. This would be an ideal situation for an Accountable Care Organisation .
A BILL TO Make provision for co-funding and for the extension of co-payment for NHS services in England; and for connected purposes.