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Patients with acute conditions like multiple sclerosis and diabetes could get control of their own NHS budgets to buy treatment, the government has said.
The Department of Health confirmed it was considering the plan, aimed at long-term sufferers in England.
A DoH statement insisted patients would not be given cash, and that no money would leave the NHS under the scheme.
Health Secretary Alan Johnson said: "We want choice for everyone within a world-class NHS."