Health insurance rises to hurt rural communities, says former Health secretary
The move is designed to ensure rural people, especially those living alone, get a more equal share of the benefits of health care, he said.
Rural health is currently underfunded and under-served in several areas, particularly in poor communities in the south, according to an analysis of statistics provided by the government.
The move will allow the government to use local population figures to improve efficiency and reach underserved regions, “providing people with the ability to achieve real and lasting health outcomes,” Mr Murphy said.
Analysis: Matt McGrath, BBC Health correspondent
The move is a blow to those who have fought for health care reform and hoped for more transparency as a consequence.
It shows a level of commitment and ambition of the government and its partners to improve access to care that had never been seen in recent times.
But it is also a reminder of how much work still remains to be done, despite a more than $80bn investment in health and socia영천출장안마l care last year.
A separate government review of what to do about the health system is due to report in late May.
And the move by the government will not bring 파라오 카지노the health service into balance in the short term – at least in the short term – because the money it is providing is likely to be needed for the rest of the financial year.
How the £1bn funding cuts affect you
The health service for people in remote areas will need funding equivalent to what would be spent on services in greater urban areas.
And local services will lose £10.6bn of their budget each year over the next five years.
These cuts will hit those who live most remote areas, and particularly those living alone.
For a person living alone in a rural area, a change in health service access is likely to mean reduced hospital stay, shorter time in hospital, less time in treatment and potentially higher GP co-payment levels.
They will also suffer a loss of life from a lower rate of cancer diagnosis and the subsequent need for routine medical tests to identify cancer.
People living in remote areas will also be affected by less support for education and care provision which many of them rely on.
They will also str일산출장샵 일산안마uggle to pay the bills of home care and housing to care for family, friends or carers, who may require support.
What are the budget cuts?
The funding cuts will be £14.4bn over th