News articles supporting the case for low cost healthcare insurance and health cash plans


The King's Fund has recently stated that: "The 10 years up to 2020-21 are likely to see the largest sustained fall in NHS spending as a share of GDP in any period since 1951."

The share of the economy provided to health is set to shrink by between 0.7 and 1% between 2009 and 2020 taking the figure back to that last seen in 2008.

With this raises concerns from NHS Trusts on the sustainability of funding.  The chief executive of the Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust Susan Acott stated that the current model for funding the NHS could be under threat if health reforms failed.

She suggested extra charges might need to be levied for healthcare in the future.

Ms Acott said: "Either the income has got to go up and the efficiency has got to increase and there has to be a serious public health issue as the Simon Stevens plan suggests, but if all of those three parts aren't fully implemented and given the complete focus and energy that they'll need, then I think we have a serious question to ask about whether the system that we know and love continue in a tax funding - free-at-the-point-of-use - model."

With concerns over NHS funding and the possible need to look at charging for the NHS; being in a health cash plan such as Orchard Healthcare provides the financial support to access paid for medical treatment at an affordable cost. Whilst the NHS can be struggling to provide specialist consultations or access to diagnostic treatments paying for these treatments through a health cash plan ensures quicker access and the chance to get a diagnosis faster providing peace of mind or swifter access to treatment.

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