REVEALED: Boris Johnson’s Secret Plan for our NHS
We already know the UK Government had six secret meetings with American officials, in which they discussed “total market access” to our NHS.
A Johnson-Trump Trade Deal deal would see drug prices soar. For example, Humira – used to treat Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis – currently costs our NHS £1,500 a packet, whereas, in the US the same packet costs £8,115. One of the reasons for US drugs prices being on average 250% of those here is a patent regime rigged for the big pharmaceutical companies.
But, deals like this have always been Johnson’s plans for our NHS.
In 1995, Johnson said in the Spectator that “if people have to pay for [NHS Services], they will value them more”.
Then, in 2017, he launched the Institue for Free Trade (IFT), a free-market think tank that has pressured UK Ministers to allow American healthcare companies to compete with the NHS to run hospitals as part of a free-trade pact after Brexit.
And how did Boris describe the IFT’s plans to open the NHS up to US companies?
“A noble mission.”
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