Is the NHS under threat from free trade? #TTIP #NHS #Privatization

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) seeks to cut tariffs and regulations that act as barriers to trade between the countries involved.

epa04835050 Members of 'Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group' sit behind posters on their desks which read 'stop TTIP', during a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 07 July 2015. The European Parliament will vote on 08 July on the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).  EPA/PATRICK SEEGER
 Members of ‘Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group’ sit behind posters on their desks which read ‘stop TTIP’, during a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 07 July 2015.

For the health sector, it holds the potential to change the rules that currently protect patients and healthcare professionals, define competition in the provision of medical services and structure public health policy. But how much of the noise being made by health community actors is scaremongering and how much warrants greater attention?

Read more @TheConversation: Is the NHS under threat from free trade?.

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