Sun 16 Aug 2009
Friday was a good day, in media terms, for NFR. In addition to me doing a live interview in the morning on BBC Radio Somerset, one of my advisory board members represented the organisation when speaking later in the day on BBC Radio Leeds. In both interviews NFR’s hostility to socialised medicine and the NHS was stressed, as was its hostility massive state healthcare programmes such as medicare and medicaid in the US. In the BBC Radio Leeds interview, NFR’s preference for Singaporean style health savings accounts was made under which consumers are encouraged to build up a pot of money that they can then spend on competitive healthcare services thus avoiding the damaging third party payer effects involved in private medical insurance and tax funded care.