Health-on-Line suggests private medical insurance could ease the strain on the NHS by providing individuals with affordable access to private healthcare.
Mike Dalby comments, “Historically, the NHS was applauded for its effectiveness at dealing with emergency situations and treatment of individuals suffering from chronic conditions requiring long-term care and maintenance. In these areas the NHS has been known to deliver a health service that for years was envied in many parts of the world. However, it is when faced with the millions of individuals who require treatment for short-term, acute conditions that a negative impact may be felt throughout the service. Now with the rising costs of medical technology, the development of highly effective drugs and the numbers of people waiting for treatment, one has to consider what effects a reduction of the NHS budget has on its patients.”
With Health-on-Line’s Personal Choice policy, members have the flexibility to build a plan from several options to more suit their specific needs or budgets. And with policies offering access to over 200 private facilities, there is an affordable solution. As the NHS faces hard decisions over what it can afford to pay for, the patient can take measures so this budgetary decline does not impact their health by looking at alternative options, thus easing the pressure on this already stretched public service.