No, don’t get your hopes up:
Britain is failing to keep pace with improvements in public health in other Western countries despite NHS spending tripling over the past 20 years.
The figures are quite stunning:
Figures from the House of Commons library show that NHS spending has risen from £46 billion in 1990 to £122 billion this year, based on 2011 prices.
That’s adjusted for inflation. But no, this report does not then go on to say that we need to change the method of delivery of health care. No, not more markets, not even less, but something really quite different:
It found that factors such as obesity, alcohol, a lack of exercise and bad diet were still among the leading causes of illness in Britain despite millions being spent on public health campaigns.
They want more power over what we eat, drink and smoke. Quite possibly even with compulsory exercise. They’re not actually talking about medical treatment in the slightest.