The King's Fund

How should we pay for health care in future?

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Author(s): Amy Galea, Anna Dixon, Anastasia Knox, Dan Wellings
  • Publication date: 15 Apr 2013

To contribute to an informed public debate about both the level of future spending on health and social care, and how that spending might be funded, The King’s Fund, in collaboration with Ipsos MORI, held two deliberative events (one in London and one in Leeds) with members of the general public.

Participants were asked for their views on the NHS, the challenges it faces and how it is funded. They were then given information on the funding challenges and offered possible solutions - paying for some services, means-testing or reducing the standard of care. This paper outlines and analyses the responses.