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UK would model one of world's most efficient health services on one of the least

British health system would look a lot like the USA's if the NHS was privatized.

Monbiot: Cameron wants to take a functioning system and smash it into chaotic fragments.George Monbiot explains David Cameron's attempt to reform the UK's National Health Service (NHS) and why it failed, all the while demonstrating how privatization would fail British citizens, as it has Americans.

"The difference between David Cameron and Tony Blair is that Blair was better at disguising his intentions. He would never have announced, for example, the sale of public forests. Instead he might have promised 'a world-class forest estate' in which 'walker-led beacon foundation woodlands' would be managed through 'partnerships with a plurality of recreational providers'. Ten years later we would discover that our forests had mysteriously fallen into the hands of timber companies and were being felled in the name of customer choice..."

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Posted: June 08, 2011

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