I don't follow. A Hep C outbreak would initially be picked up by GPs who inform the NHS. Treatment provided by NHS as Hep C isn't a "frill".In that case we’d have an Hepatitis C epidemic because it costs between £50-80K to treat, per person. Before we know it instead of getting rid of it we’d have massive numbers in liver failure within 20 years.
these are the problems when you cut things by not thinking them through.
cuts to drug services now mean massive amounts of deaths, largest in Europe and with that comes disease. It’s Newton’s law really.
Tits & arrse enlargement/reduction is a frill to me, cosmetic surgery because of damage to someones face or birth defect I wouldn't class as a frill.
And yes it's a minefield which is why no government would ever consider it as they'd get slaughtered.