Dr Marc Aitken: Could our health service be better with a universal basic income?

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Dr Marc Aitken: Could our health service be better with a universal basic income?

THE health service is arguably our most precious public service, but its function does not exist in isolation. Since its inception there has been a progressive expansion of social “safety nets” built around the health service which complement its function and echo a key founding principle; that we are all equal. One of the most recent developments in Scotland has been the introduction of the Baby Box, designed to provide some parity of opportunity in those first early weeks and…

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Dr Marc Aitken: Could our health service be better with a universal basic income?