Within the UK, the NHS’s services supply is far exceeded by it’s demand. By charging for its use, the government would be able to allocate tax money towards other useful public services which would otherwise be spent in the NHS. This could improve economic wellbeing as money can be spent on improving the efficiency of the economy. By charging for use of the NHS services demand for the services would fall. However, by introducing prices of use, many poor people within the UK could be unable to pay for the services. This could cause huge problems for both the people individually and the economy.

By not charging for use of the NHS, the service becomes available to all people, reducing inequality rates. It would also prevent unemployment rates from rising due to loss of jobs from people being unable to work. In general, the NHS ensures that people are treated and well looked after to a relatively high standard. However, usually the free service has long waiting lists due to its over crowdedness.