UK govt eyes health care reform: reports

Larissa Schwedes
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The British government is reportedly planning a comprehensive reform of the National Health Service that would give ministers more power and control of the country's health care system.

Several media outlets, including the BBC and The Times, on Saturday cited an internal document that lays out the proposed reforms which would allow politicians to prevent the closure of hospitals, for example.

With the changes, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government would be rolling back reforms made by former prime minister David Cameron in 2012 that brought more competition with the private health sector.

According to the reports, Johnson also wants more control over the chronically underfunded state health system because he also made big promises about it in connection with Brexit.