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Trump could bury the Democrats for decades by embracing universal health coverage

11 March 2020 2:37 am

‘We’re going to have insurance for everybody.’ That was the promise Donald Trump made on healthcare in January 2017. ‘There was a…

To solve Britain’s social care crisis, follow the Dutch example

12 October 2019 9:00 am

More than a decade ago, four Dutch nurses decided something needed to be done about their country’s care in the…

The NHS’s internal market is an expensive catastrophe

24 February 2018 9:00 am

The NHS is in dire straits. I never thought I’d say this but as a doctor, and having seen the…

A nice, cuddly NHS would be bad for us

20 January 2018 9:00 am

Recently the NHS postponed a large number of non-urgent operations to cope with what is known as the ‘annual winter…

Labour’s middle-class problem

15 July 2017 9:00 am

Be fair. Theresa May’s plan actually half-worked. No, there was a plan. I know the consensus now seems to be…

Erica Jong's middle-aged dread

28 November 2015 9:00 am

Who’d get old? Bits fall off, your loved ones start dropping like flies and, perhaps worst of all, the only…

So the near collapse of A&Es around the country is all my fault?

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Oh, I see. So it’s my fault. There I was, thinking that the general swamping and near collapse of accident…

How to fix the NHS: a doctor's prescription

18 October 2014 9:00 am

A doctor’s prescription

Maybe I should become a Slovakian health tourist

13 September 2014 9:00 am

‘Let me get this straight,’ I said, looking my Slovakian friend in the eye. ‘You are going to go back…

The American economy vs gravity

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Reality may be about to reassert itself after an extraordinary hot streak