US ambassador: Donald Trump not seeking to buy the NHS

LONDON — The U.S. president is not seeking to “buy” the National Health Service in a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain, according to the U.S. ambassador to the U.K.

In an interview on LBC on Friday, Woody Johnson repeatedly denied the U.S. would demand access to the NHS in trade talks, stating that Donald Trump would not take it even if it was given to him “on a silver platter.”

“We have got our own issues dealing with health care,” Johnson said. “The president wants to concentrate on … national health issues” such as reforming the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, he said.

The potential privatization of the NHS after Brexit was a major issue in the campaign leading up to the U.K. general election last month.

The Labour Party repeatedly told voters that the NHS would be a key element in Britains trade negotiations with the U.S. if the ConservativeRead More – Source