Kate Barker: Introducing the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England

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Part of Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England

Kate Barker is the Chair of the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England. We spoke to her about her reasons for accepting this role, why now is the time to reconsider the boundaries of health and social care, and what she hopes the Commission will achieve.

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Anne-Laure Donskoy

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Independent survivor researcher mental health,
Comment date
21 June 2013
As soon as health or business economists tackle these issues I get really worried. My concern is that it might lead to recommendations or suggestions for privatising the NHS and HSC further. I come from the French model in which I grew up and where there is now a growing number of people who cannot afford to get care of any kind because they have to pay for everything and the only people who come out of this relatively unscathed are those who can afford complementary private health care.
There are similar health insurance schemes in the Netherlands and in Germany which are compulsory, exorbitant and don't necessarily work anyway.

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