The NHS is being ripped off -- which means that British taxpayers are being ripped off -- by non-UK residents getting free care and claiming British money when they go home. This is part of a bigger set of questions, and we must move decisively to answer them
The embarrassing Olympic opening ceremony was watched by hundreds of millions of people with far better health systems than ours. Italy, as Tim Hedges recounts, just wipes the floor with the NHS. Why are we in denial?
Labour and the wider Left are constantly scaremongering that the Conservatives would wreck the NHS. That's just empty propaganda, which may explain why Miliband is making no capital out of it. If anything, the NHS is safer in Tory hands than Labour
Many found Nigel Farage's intervention about the NHS and HIV to be crass. Perhaps it was. But his underlying argument shows a far more profound understanding of our creaking National Health Service than any of the other parties which, rather pathetically, continue to play politically correct games with it
The National Health Service is of vital importance to most Britons, and the Tories have much to offer. But Labour, while making it central to their campaign, appear to have nothing serious to offer, except the example of the NHS in Wales where Labour control has made matters worse
Why can't we have reason, not noise when people talk about Britain's NHS? Why can't we talk honestly about the fact that other civilised countries don't follow the bureaucratic NHS model, yet may even have better standards of healthcare?
The management structure and the power of the doctors' union, the BMA, are fundamental to understanding why Britain's NHS doesn't work properly. You wouldn't know it if you listened to the blather from most politicians and journalists
Labour mistakenly believe the NHS is "their turf". But the polling shows they are vulnerable to the Conservatives on this issue in the run-up to May. Conservatives can and must also take UKIP on immigration to secure an outright majority, says Andrew Rosindell MP
Lies, damned lies, and statistics, and then Labour statistics! It's fine to highlight data that support your case, but on the NHS and the wider economy Labour is so desperate that they're just making the figures up as they go along. You can't trust Labour on the economy or the NHS
As the NHS takes centre stage in the general election campaign one despairs of the quality of debate. Why oh why can Britons not accept that there's a reason the UK's state-dominated health service is emphatically not the envy of the world?
It has been a long standing feature of Labour failure not to understand that public services have to be paid for. If you bankrupt the wider economy you bankrupt the NHS. Cameron easily defeated Miliband today, and he should keep banging the same drum to election day
Britain's National Health Service is the worst health system in the Western world. Meanwhile, your relatives will die earlier than they would in, for example, Austria, where there's a more rational mix between state and private medicine