A prescription for disaster

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

From the 1st of April the price of a prescription in England is to rise by 20p to £6.85 per item.

Most terminally ill patients, cancer sufferers and disabled people still have to pay for their prescriptions, as do asthma sufferers.  The whole idea of charging people for life-saving medication is just wrong but what is even more wrong is the fact that in Wales prescriptions are free and in Scotland about 85% of prescriptions are exempt from charges and the Scottish government has plans to abolish prescription charges north of the border.

The price rise comes into force on April Fools Day – how ironic.  The irony is that we must be fools to continue to accept such blatant discrimination.  Most prescriptions in Scotland are free, all prescriptions in Wales are free and who pays for it?  The English taxpayer through the Barnett Formula which forces England to subsidise the rest of the UK.

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