That's exactly my point. Those who can't afford to pay extra will have to accept the bare minimum standard provided by the NHS.
The people who demand more and more money for the NHS usually argue from the perspective that the NHS should be the gold standard and not merely the safety-net standard, oblivious to the alternative perspective. Just like demanding more and more tax money for schools with the vision that they 'ought' to be as good as Harrow.
So those who cannot afford private should only get basic standard of care.
Who decides what that is?
Cancer patients only given pain meds rather than expensive chemo?
Old people should be left to die in their homes in great pain because they're on a pension (which was cut by government along the line) and can't afford private insurance to help them with their elderly illnesses?
Do small children who develop illnesses get little help other than basic because they happen to be born into a poor family?
Tho exactly gets to play god here with the lives of the UK?
It's totally against what the NHS stood for. The state of the health of the UK was utterly appalling before the NHS, only the wealthy could call a doctor. You really think it's ok to go back to that? Scary.
I don't believe in wasting money in the NHS. All those things should be improved before the lives of many are made worse because they happen to be poor. Not everyone can have jobs in banking etc, someone has to sweep the streets.