When it comes to the NHS, UKIP are more Tory than the Tories.
The Tories launched a top-down reorganisation of the NHS (which they promised they wouldn’t do), wasting £3bn and which has seen 7,000 frontline NHS staff axed. Under David Cameron's A&E crisis, waiting times are going up, as are waiting lists for crucial operations.
The Tories have started the process of privatizing the NHS – and that’s something UKIP welcome. Their deputy leader, Paul Nuttal, said, “I would like to congratulate the coalition government for bringing a whiff of privatisation into the beleaguered National Health Service.”
Now UKIP want increased privatisation and GP charging. UKIP want to go even further than the Tories by subsidising people who want to go private. On top of that, UKIP have proposed charging people to see their family doctor, as well as charging for other NHS services.
What you get with UKIP: charges to see your GP, even deeper cuts to your NHS, and increased privatisation.