Care based on 'ability to pay' WHEN the NHS was launched in 1948 by Nye Bevan
it was based on three core principles: that it meets the needs of everyone; that it be free at point of delivery; that it be based on need not ability to pay.
Thanks to the likes of Nye Bevan
and now Corbyn we have a real statesman and humanist seeking to break down the have and have-not set-up at present.
Probably don't know who Nye Bevan
is, I doubt they would have have done it if they did.
Jeremy Hunt angered critics after he compared himself to NHS founder Nye Bevan
I think if Nye Bevan
was here today he'd want a seven-day NHS because he knew the NHS was for patients up and down our country" - Prime Minister David Cameron during Commons exchanges with Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.
But his speech defending the NHS at a rally last week was more Nye Bevan
He invoked the spirit of Nye Bevan
- one of the chief architects of the NHS - to plug his argument.
If only just one of the speakers could become a great working man's leader like Clem Attlee or Nye Bevan
It was in Nye Bevan
and the Labour Party's nature to save thousands of less privileged lives with the introduction of the National Health Service, the building of council housing and the creation of full and reasonably paid employment in humane working conditions for those who fought and lived through two world wars.
Think of Nye Bevan
, Tony Benn, the Liverpool 47, the Poplar Councillors.
I wonder if this is what Nye Bevan
envisioned when he set up the National Health Service in 1948.
Michael signed my copy of his book on Nye Bevan
in the 1990s and he was a charming and very polite and courteous man.