Many of us have argued for a long time that the Tories are privatising the NHS.
They of course deny it.
But the new that ratings agencies - the discreditedÂ StandardÂ & Poors, Moody's and Fitch - are to rate the success ofÂ hospitalsÂ in future really says all that needs to beÂ knownÂ about The Tories' objectives: the plan is veryÂ clearlyÂ to prepare businesses for sale.
IgnoreÂ clinicalÂ quality, care or any other factor that impacts health outcomes; just look to the financial bottom line. It's a sad indictment of their bankrupt philosophy and their failure to tell the truth. No wonder almost all, rightÂ acrossÂ the medical professions, areÂ opposedÂ to this reform which is already happening despite having not a shred of legislative backing as yet.
The contempt the Tories have shown forÂ parliamentÂ is amazing.
TheÂ contemptÂ for the rest of us staggering.
And we'll end up paying, as theÂ AmericansÂ do, vastly more for significantly worse health outcomes.