Ahhhhhh, so there you go. It’s all so clear now isn’t it? I just knew there was a logical reason for exactly why the people of England continue to shell out for their own prescription charges – as well as also stumping up for the Welsh and now the Scots poorly people. Over the years, I’ve tried many, many times to get a proper, no holds barred admission from the sycophants at NHS HQ, The Department of Health and my own bloody useless MP as to why this should be so – but all to no avail.
Inspiration hit me yesterday – and I went straight to the horse’s mouth, the huge, over managed, inefficient, NHS web site to find this explanation……
NHS COSTS & EXEMPTIONS
‘Entitlement to help with health costs (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs) is based on the principle that those who can afford to contribute should do so, while those who are likely to have difficulty in paying should be protected’……..
So that just must be the formula eh? If you’re English, you pay. For everyone!!