David Cameron accused of destroying NHS with privatisation plans
DOCTORS last night accused David Cameron of plotting to smash up the NHS as he sets out plans to rush through privatisation of the historic public service.
You are seriously completely unaware of this? Do you live in a cave somewhere? Or maybe it is just what you are smoking that is the problem.
Do turkeys vote for Christmas? Do you really think the doctors want their cosy sinecure (pay more than doubled by the last Labour government) affected. They're kicking out at attempts to sort out the beaurocratic mess that the NHS certainly is. Streamlining management and getting economies of scale from procurement (rather than letting every hospital make its own contracts) is not privitisation.
It amazes me much do you must hate the UK for you, an avowed conservative, to spout a load of left wing propaganda
I'd say Australia's system is a government subsidized private health system where service delivery is provided by a mix of government health providers and private practitioners.
The government will subsidise the cost of medicines depending on income level. The government will pay a service provider a fixed amount for each service offered. It is then up to the private practitioner/service provider to set fees. Many providers will simply set their fees to what the government offers.
Health insurance enables people to get certain treatments done at a private hospital and avoid waiting times for specialist care.
There is nothing American about it.
----------Ahh, so how the system is reformed will be controlled by what the doctors want, not by what the politicians vote into law. Is that how it works in Britain?Do turkeys vote for Christmas? Do you really think the doctors want their cosy sinecure (pay more than doubled by the last Labour government) affected.
----------So everyone talking about privatization in the UK, in your media and in your government is either stupid, lying, or both. I thought that the reforms take power and money away from the NHS central authority, and transfered control of it to individual GPs and other doctors. Is that not true? Are all of these doctors government employees?They're kicking out at attempts to sort out the beaurocratic mess that the NHS certainly is. Streamlining management and getting economies of scale from procurement (rather than letting every hospital make its own contracts) is not privitisation.
----------Another one who wishes to insert their lies in my mouth as 'my views'.It amazes me much do you must hate the UK for you, an avowed conservative, to spout a load of left wing propaganda
I am not a conservative, and have never at any point claimed to be one, so your claim on that is a load of crap. I am, as I have repeatedly stated, a libertarian, just for the record. As for 'hating the UK', you are again mere spouting sh1t and making stuff up. Will you next say 'why do you hate freedom?'
Stick to what I actually say, and leave the fabulism to fiction authors that actually have some small amount of talent at it.
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"Interest on debt" 10 billion CAD$
Well, as the economic idiot I am, would it be possible to get an agreement to remove interest from loans/debt? At least until the economy stabilize?
Whether Cameron is attempting to privatize, and to what level is a non-issue. It is arguing about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. The real issue is that the system is unsustainable and already becoming insolvent, even with reforms.