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How much would you pay to save a life?

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If you had a hundred quid spending money in your pocket, would you give a doctor fifty quid to save somebody’s life?

I doubt many of you will say no.

We shouldn’t need to be asking the question or making that decision. But current fiscal policy demands we may have to.

So, do you want to pay fifty quid for that one person’s life, the one you saw dying and so feel close to?

Or should we all pay a quid and make sure nobody dies unnecessarily?


That, my friend’s is the principle of our NHS.


Written by Smiling Carcass

05/01/2014 at 10:18 PM

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  1. The biggest problem with us all paying in that £1 is that the government would take it, and more, off the NHS budget – again! Imagine if everybody did pay £1 every week to the NHS the amount of money that would be raised – enough to employ more nurses etc. However, each week would be a different sum of money as people “forgot” or “well I just can’t this week” or “Why should I” so making it less and one nurse would have to go. The rich would not pay that £1 extra a week as they already pay their taxes to support something that they don’t use if they can help it, plus, they already pay private health insurance and would rather pay for that than put anything at all into the NHS!
    And besides, daddy has shares in that company and my friends’ parents do too!


    05/01/2014 at 10:33 PM

    • What I was clumsily trying to say, Jay is not that we should volunteer a pound, but rather than pay the fifty quid when treatment’s necessary we all pay a pound whether we need treatment or not- the system as it should be- through taxation and national insurance.

      Smiling Carcass

      06/01/2014 at 3:13 PM

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