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How Theresa May’s preferred US system to replace the NHS featured in the Nixon Watergate scandal

April 25, 2017

Pride's Purge

Theresa May’s secretive plans to replace the NHS in England with private US healthcare system Kaiser Permanente have been revealed just in time for the election.

Interestingly, Kaiser appears in a transcript of a conversation between disgraced US President Nixon and an adviser on one of the infamous Watergate tapes:

The secret conversation shows clearly that Kaiser’s goal is to make as much profit as possible by providing as little healthcare as possible:

February 17, 1971
5:26 pm – 5:53 pm
Oval Office
Conversation 450-23

John D. Ehrlichman: On the—on the health business—

President Nixon: Yeah.

Ehrlichman: —we have now narrowed down the vice president’s problems on this thing to one issue and that is whether we should include these health maintenance organizations like Edgar Kaiser’s Permanente thing. The vice president just cannot see it. We tried 15 ways from Friday to explain it to him and then help him to…

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