Mutuals and not-for-profits grew up in a time before the NHS, and in the first half of the twentieth century, provided healthcare support and funding for many millions of people.
Nowadays, mutuals and not-for profit healthcare providers work alongside the NHS and provide support to individuals and businesses that help them lead healthier lives and to support treatment.
Around three million people use mutual healthcare products to help pay for a range of healthcare needs, from dental and optical care, to psychotherapy and stress management.
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