Uncommon Sense

Why the UK Is Ditching Socialized Medicine
February 21, 2012 by Arnold Ahlert

Thne U.K. health care system (NHS) rations care to patients via a bureaucratic nightmare, assuming the patient is not entirely denied care. Those with a financial stake in keeping the system as is are crying foul. But Prime Minister David Cameron and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley are “hoping to avoid a Greek-style financial meltdown.”

A 2011 report revealed that independent medical providers were experiencing a growing number of patients choosing to pay for their own care after having treatment delayed or denied altogether by an NHS primary care trust (PCT). A survey of 101 influential industry figures revealed that 34 percent believed “budgetary pressure in the NHS” was the principle cause. At the annual meeting of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) earlier this month, members contended that they were “increasingly being asked to make decisions based…

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About Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Movies, etc...

I am aspiring writer whose interested in Politics and Movies, but is sometimes too interested in fan fiction instead of his own work. I got the idea to write this blog watching Glenn Beck during one of his rants about Star Wars. I hope you enjoy this site, even if you have a different point of view.

Posted on February 21, 2012, in Reblogged, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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