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The Press articles do not mention that one of the reasons the islands taxes are so low is because GP health care is not included. The island has always had a private system. In Guernsey the GP practices are private businesses. They co-operrate fully with competition law. There is a subsidy for those who need it. Why are dentists not included in this debate? Or lawyers for that fact?! They too are private businesses providing key services. If Kevin Stewart wants to decrease doctors fees he needs to think more about the circumstances young and highly qualified (7 years training) doctors face in moving to the island and providing a crucial key service. They face extortionate TRP and colossal repayments on a loan which they have to take out in order to become part of the private practice. This will be on top of whatever they have paid for their medical training. They then work in an intense setting making continuous risk assessments all day and dealing with anything from a cold and the other complaints the public are aware of, to a suicide attempt to child abuse working with all arms of health and social services. It may be true that the older generations of doctors are sitting pretty but this is simply not the case for anyone under the age of 50. Good luck with your plans Kevin. You are going to do is drive down the moral of what is currently a world class health system. Guernsey is not the UK.