[thechat] hospital costs

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Sat Oct 14 04:33:42 CDT 2006

On 12 Oct 2006, at 14:49, John Handelaar wrote:

> Martin Burns wrote:
>> Think of it this way. 23.8% of the income of most UK employees ends
>> up in
>> National Insurance contributions [1]. The income from this falls
>> about £6bn
>> short of the total cost of providing NHS healthcare[2].
> National Insurance doesn't pay for health.

Oh I know - I was using it as a yardstick; an identifiable line on  
yer payslip (plus the employer costs you don't see) that's a large  
chunk of change, but still generates less money than healthcare.


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