Health Insurance Acts.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 22nd March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , West Ham Stratford

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asked the Minister of Health whether any statistics exist showing the percentage of persons who, making payments under the Health Insurance Acts and registering with a panel doctor, yet never make any recourse to his services even in case of illness, but choose and pay another practitioner?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

No statistics on this point are available, but there is nothing to indicate that the percentage of such persons is considerable.

Photo of Sir Charles Lyle Sir Charles Lyle , West Ham Stratford

In view of the unsatisfactory working of the Act and of the fact that patients do not desire to fill in the cards, will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of bringing in an amending Bill?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I do not know what kind of amending Bill the hon. Gentleman has in mind.