Should some people put more money into the NHS than others? If so, who?
At the moment, people who earn over a certain amount pay some of their wages in tax. This goes to the government, who spend it on services like education, the army, and of course, the National Health Service.
This means that when someone needs to go to hospital, or see a doctor, they will not need to pay, because it is already covered by people's taxes. It doesn't matter how much treatment you need.
At the moment, those who earn more put more money into the NHS, because they are paying more in tax.
Is this the fairest way to fund the NHS?
Some people suggest that those with unhealthy lifestyles should pay more, because they are more likely to need treatment. Or should there be a different system altogether?
Write your answers below, and remember to take an open-minded approach where you can, and back up your opinions with reasons.