The NHS is actually a cheaper system than private health care. It does not need a massive bureaucracy to process insurance claims. It is not driven by profit --even where it has a monopoly position. It concentrates on prevention as well as cure. The NHS works, but the Conservatives still harbour the same dream of capitalism that came crashing down around our ears two years ago. Every privatisation motivated by "saving money" has in fact delivered worse services at a higher price. The biggest lie is the pretext of "patient choice" when research has show time and again that patients do not want choice. The just want the best health care when they need it. When they are ill, they do not care about choice, value for money or capitalist ideology. They don't want to have to shop around or make decisions. They just want to be made better, no expense spared.