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NHS reform will provide opportunities for health insurance industry

Published on 07/09/2011

Highly charged speeches took place over the new Health and Social Care Bill in the House of Commons yesterday, with predictions that it will create ‘huge opportunities’ for the health insurance market.

The Government claims that the changes will deliver better access to care for patients, who will be able to choose from a greater choice of providers, but denied that the bill amounts to privatisation of the NHS.

In a speech to the Independent Healthcare Forum yesterday, Lord Howe said private companies will "do well" under the plans as long as they can offer patients high quality services that compete favourably with current NHS care.

He also said it would be illegal for any commissioner or the Government to favour NHS or private over the other.

"The opening up of the NHS presents genuine opportunity for those among you who can offer patients high quality, convenient services that compete favourably with current NHS care. If you can do that, then you will do well."

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