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Pay £10 monthly NHS England charge, says ex-Labour minister

31 March 2014 Last updated at 14:01 BST

A former Labour health minister has suggested people in England pay a £10 monthly membership charge to use NHS services.

The plan comes from a report for the Reform think tank, which argued the money was needed to fill a £30bn funding gap, expected by 2020.

Lord Warner told Jo Coburn on the Daily Politics that the government could not go on "shoving more money into the NHS from general taxation with the situation we have got."

Mark Ferguson, editor of LabourList, said that even though the NHS was "facing a big funding crunch," the Labour party would never support the idea.

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