Doctors for Reform
A group of doctors has urged the main political parties to reconsider the way the NHS is funded.
Politicians should look to move away from an entirely tax-funded system, says Doctors for Reform, a centre-right group set up two years ago.
And a very reasonable arguement they provide in their briefing paper - and it can even be downloaded as a pdf to leave lying around in surgeries...
And roaring out of the mists come the usual suspects to attack what the BBC call this "centre-right" group....
The British Medical Association, which represents 120,000 doctors, said it believed in a health system funded through taxation.
"What is important is that care is provided free at the point of delivery based on clinical need and with equal access for all."
And Nigel Edwards, director of policy at the NHS Confederation, which represents health service managers, said: "If a system is unaffordable through taxation, it is unaffordable through social insurance or whatever other system."
Karen Jennings, head of health at Unision, called the doctors "dangerous mavericks".
"It is totally irresponsible for these doctors to be making these dangerous, off the wall comments about NHS funding without any real evidence base."
And all three parties added they were committed to a tax-funded NHS at the moment.
Tory leader David Cameron ruled out a move to another system in his first major speech on health, while the Liberal Democrats are also committed to a tax-based system.
The government said it was "fully committed" to a tax-funded NHS.
That's it boys, keeping wrenching open the stopcocks to sloosh more and more taxpayer money into the top of the system in the hope a trickle reaches the parts that need it...