Should a poor person give the same amount of money as a rich person to the NHS?

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Many people give billions of money to the NHS every year but should a poor person donate the same amount of money to the NHS as what a rich person would.

I don't think that a poor person should donate the same amount of money to the NHS as what a rich person would because say they don't have that much money and they can only afford to pay the bills, get cheap clothes and afford a rationed amount of food if they have to give quite a lot of money to the NHS they may be putting there health in danger. If they are living by themselves they will be over 18 which means they won't be able to go to the NHS and get checked up for free they will have to pay and if they need any antibiotics they won't be able to pay for that, because they would have spent most of their money on funding for the NHS and they and they could even become homeless.

Say you are a cleaner, they don't get payed that much money but they should get payed more because they are actually keeping you healthy by cleaning the rubbish up so you are not living in a dirty inviroment and if you are a cleaner in a hospital you are making sure that the patients don't get any more ill by the rubbish and dirt. Whereas for example a footballer they get lodes of money for kicking a football around the pitch. If you have a lot of money you can pay for hospital check ups you can pay for antibiotics and you can fund for the NHS on top of that and they will still have enough money to pay for food and pay for bills.

On the other hand, I think that people who are not well off should still pay a little bit of money to the NHS but only if they can afford it and still afford health care and pay for the bills.

In conclusion, I think that poor people should not donate lodes of money to the NHS but only if they can afford to do that.

thank you for reading fantastic_world

Comments (4)

  • tom Tom @ the BNC
    06 Mar 2020

    Thanks for posting this question, fantastic_world. Bear in mind that at the moment, people who earn more do pay more - as they pay a percentage of their earnings through tax and this percentage also goes up for high earners. It's not a system of donation, but money taken from people's pay each month. Those on incomes under £12,500 year do not have to pay any tax.

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  • Hammond School logo precious_desert | Hammond Junior School B
    09 Mar 2020

    Well I think that poor people should not pay as much as rich people only because they wouldn't have enough money since the definition of poor is not so much money. However it would be unfair to rich people that they need to pay and the poor don't. This is my argument against the question.

    Thank you for reading.

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  • Preston Manor School valuable_personality | Preston Manor School
    09 Mar 2020

    personally I think a poor person should not pay as much as a rich person as the poor person may not have enough money to give a lot of tax.i think this is already in place that you have to earn a certain Amount of money before giving tax which solves part of the problem

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  • Hammond School logo great_fruit | Hammond Junior School D
    24 Mar 2020

    I think that a poor person should not have to pay as much money to the NHS as a rich person because they don't have as much money as a rich person so they have enough troubles to worry about with money so putting the NHS on top is more to worry about is jus a bit mean it is not fair.

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