Unison backs NHS and sends fact file to US

Unison is sending an NHS fact file to its sister unions in the US to counter what it describes as 'the lies being peddled by right-wing groups about the NHS'.

Dave Prentis, Unison general secretary, said: ‘People love the NHS in this country because it is always there for them when they need it. Regardless of your income, the NHS provides peace of mind even at the most uncertain economic times, like those we're experiencing now. In the US losing your job, means losing your health insurance.

‘America may be the world's richest nation, but almost 50 million people there are not covered by health insurance, so President Obama is to be congratulated for trying to bring in health reform.'

Twitter followers rallied to the defence of the NHS last week after it was criticised as ‘evil' and ‘Orwellian' by US Republicans opposed to Democratic healthcare reform.


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