Aneurin Bevan's Social Health Reform

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Aneurin Bevan’s social health reform legislation formed the health care act in 1948. This huge piece of legislative reform introduced a health service for all. Social class scales were removed and health equality was born. Employees contribute a small percentage of their living wage to maintain the service. Bevan introduced core principles, the most well known of the eleven core elements is “free at the point of use” (Bevan Report 1948), continues to be as important today as it was at its conception 60 years ago. “The NHS, as we know it and as Bevan would recognize it, now faces its greatest test yet in the face of financial shortfalls, increase in population” (line., 2011,Updated 2013 ). Behaviour and poverty appears to determine the health

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