999 Call for the NHS exists to stop and reverse NHS cuts and sell offs, and to restore the NHS as a publicly owned, funded, run and provided health service that is free at the point of need and provides the full range of care and treatments to everyone, based on their clinical need.
We are now convinced that the key to solving our NHS Crisis is understanding how the philosophy of economic Austerity with its very simplistic messages of
NOT ENOUGH MONEY
TIGHTEN OUR BELTS
TAX BEFORE YOU SPEND
has wrecked this country and many others around the world.
What's worse it's also wrecked lives and as the ashes of Grenfell Tower still smoulder we can see clearly that Austerity decision making - based on low valuation of public services but high regard for private profit - Austerity is literally killing people.
These articles below are our attempt to begin to understand the full extent of the false propaganda that has infected the political system, the academic system and managed to warp the economic mindset of so many.
Thankfully there are economists now, united around the globe, who are finding their voice to question the Austerity regime that stems from the USA Corporate sector. The creation of money, how an economy works... these are the things we as ordinary people are going to have to get our heads round. Once you do it's easy to see we can afford a publicly run NHS.
We've got a simple message for
all your MPs
We call on you as MPs to say no
to Accountable Care Organisations in the NHS that would turn it into a version of the American Medicare/Medicaid system.
Click on the link to find out more about the simple quick and easy steps you can take to help fight the Americanisation of our NHS.
This is the result of the successful philosophy that has seeped into our society and daily lives. Allowing the belief that PUBLIC SERVICE IS BAD and PRIVATE SECTOR KNOW BETTER to become the mantra of the many.
Need proof? Look no further. Warning: you will be shocked.
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One UK economist who has a shared interest in the NHS is Richard Murphy.
He visited a 999 Hosted campaign meeting recently where we discussed the need to crack the myths that surround Austerity thinking. Thanks to him for his visit and time with us.
As he said in a recent blog:
"there is no reason why we should not have health care in thirty years time... All we have to do is decide we want it.
Then we can pay for it. It will not be a matter of not affording it. It’s just a matter of setting priorities."
You will see many calls for the NHS to be supported by a specific tax. You'll hear people say "I wouldn't mind paying an extra penny in the pound".
This is - dare we say it - rubbish. False thinking promoted by those who claim to the "centrist" or who simply don't think "a bit of privatisation and charging is no bad thing". They are outdated, AUSTERITY has not worked, and they need to change... as our friend Richard Murphy points out.
In a new section
we try to get to grips
with how money
really works and
how MMT can help
win the fight
to save our NHS