We think of our NHS, and Social Care, as a philanthropic safety net, for those, who need protection or help; the old, young, sick, vulnerable, and poor.
We do not think of the profit, that this unaccountable, monopolised service, of captive consumers represents.
But successive governments have.
Over the past 20 years, they have commoditised ‘need’, by pernicious ‘modernisation’.
The ‘modernisation’ of ‘Charity’, began with the Charities Act 2006, creating a politically controlled, all powerful, Charity Commission, enabling the restructuring of independent philanthropy, into ever larger, corporately run, political bodies.
The ‘modernisation’ of the NHS, by asset stripping, marketization costs under the Health and Social Care Act,private/public partnerships, healthcare consortiums, destructive targets, and ever tighter budgetary control.
The ‘modernisation’ of local authorities, by public/private partnerships, the amalgamation of health and welfare, into local health and social care trusts, mixing budgets, and roles.
Our government, is now fulfilling, the ultimate goal…
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