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Breaking news: NHS should not be based on ability to pay, says Labour leader

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The government regards the NHS as just another industry like gas or electricity when it should be seen as ‘the pride of the nation', Labour leader Ed Milliband has said.

In his keynote speech at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester, Mr Milliband stressed that the NHS should not be based on ability to pay and leaving ‘your credit card at the door'.

He attacked prime minister David Cameron for breaking a ‘solemn promise' not to launch a fundamental top-down re-organisation of the NHS.

The conference cheered loudly as Mr Miliband said the Conservatives cannot be trusted on the NHS and he will repeal the government's reforms to the NHS in England.

Receiving cheers from the party faithful, Mr Miliband read out the list of health professionals - including nurses - who he says have opposed the government's reforms.

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