Rebecca Buckingham points out she could not have afforded to have her children safely delivered
Given it comprises of numerous different trusts and bodies, it’s not been easy to speak definitively about the extent the NHS has been privatised so far.
Since the coalition, however, the scope of the creeping privatisation has become increasingly less opaque.
The words “privatisation” and “NHS” are an emotive combination and it’s impossible to not wonder what the healthcare landscape will become in the hands of another Tory government.
After all, many of us owe the lives of ourselves, loved ones and the safe delivery of our children to the NHS, and have walked away, able to tell the tale – and without the sting of an extortionate bill.