Agreed and noted. But otherwise you would support yes?
In principle, I would support a mixed-economy in healthcare, if we were sensible enough to match continental levels of investment with a bomb-proof, safety-netted (i.e. non-refusal) social-insurance framework (and found a way to get a whole lot better at prevention & had a complete sea-change in our attitude to elderly care). But let's not forget that both the French and the Germans spend more than us (and, indeed, they do battle with many of the same problems).
But, no, I don't support the ConDem reforms (although dedicated GPs might well see opportunities ahead, a la Stoatsbrother). At its best, the NHS can be fugging ace - but it can only function like that by virtue of multi-specialty capacity & co-operation, some of which is in serious danger of fragmentation. That said, the NHS at its best certainly does not excuse it at its worst... but I am not convinced the proposed reforms will drive up quality - everywhere - in the way that the politicos are claiming. IMO, platitudes about competition will not be matched by improvements on the ground - especially given the overstretch in acute care. And in the meantime, the usual suspects (bludy Mckinsey for one, who have long enjoyed a revolving door at DoH) seem to be making hay.
In the context of what is provided by (say) a major teaching hospital, I just want to be able to access services run by battle-hardened staff who know what the fug they are doing! Most of my family are either doctors or nurses - I might have to rely on them...