What experience of means testing to you have EllanVannin? Do you actually know how it works in practice? Do you realise that there are "cliff edges" where those just above thresholds pay considerably more for services than those just below? Are you aware how much admin is involved in administering means testing?
I already pay for diabetic testing strips and some other medications, which are not funded by the NHS. I also pay for glasses and dental treatment. I can usually afford them, but sometimes I can't because they're a lower priority than my rent, council tax, utility bills and food. I actually need new glasses at the moment, but I'm putting off getting them until the New Year because I can't afford them.
At what level do you think people should pay for medical treatment and would there be a cap? Financially, I live on a knife edge and being forced to pay even a couple of hundred pounds would be a problem. I read social media diabetes groups with many American posters and I can see for myself that their treatment is affected by cost. Quite simply, they cannot afford the tests and medications, which I receive for free - and that's even before I start on the cost of treating the heart attack I had.
Many others are in a similar financial situation.
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