Can Treasury Secretary John Whitehead explain how paying profit-making companies to do what is already being done by non-profit-making departments will save money? Of course not. If there are efficiencies to be made by all means make them. Doesn’t need some company sucking off profit to do that.
We know what happens when you get a private company to provide a public service. They try to do it on the cheap to extract maximum profit. They run down the service until the public screams. Then they put their hand out for a government bail-out.