- 06-04-2012, 14:37 #171
- Join Date
- Mar 2005
- Hong Kong
Thank you, what I was trying to say but I think you have summed it up far better than I.
- 06-04-2012, 15:23 #172
Again I repeat - The Health & Social Care Act is not designed to save money!
Figures etc, especially the third one:
UK government expenditure 2013 - Pie Charts Tables
United Kingdom budget - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/pesa_2011_chapter1.pdf"If a terrorist organisation wanted to knock out the moral compass of Britain, all they'd have to do is to kill 100 celebrities at random. The entire country would have an instant nervous breakdown."
- 06-04-2012, 22:45 #173
The very predictable business that the NHS does i.e. principally managing the last six months of life of the elderly is rather different, cost will rise as there are lot of old ladies, it might be done better if it was more integrated with the social work systems , it might also be considerably worse.
If you are paying into a pension scheme based on triple A rated T-Bonds you can fully expect to be robbed at some point, national insurance is rather different unless government is allowed to welch on the deal by a foolish public, Standards of care in the UK are declining under demographic pressure but they'll probably do so even more rapidly under the sort of US style heavily rigged market system the providers and their chums in this and the last government would like.
Gouging providers are currently one of the main factors bankrupting the US, they are heading towards spending a quarter of their GDP on providing patchy and mediocre healthcare for most of their population. Barrycare, really just Bob Dole's answer to the myopic vision of Hilarycare, does little to remedy this, indeed it just extends the thieves charter to a larger base of insured people. It's only because the UK has has the sense to intervene in a market that heavily favors the provider that care costs are as low as they as they are.
This is however not remotely like the systemic fraud we are fool enough to tolerate in high finance and it is idiotic to insist it is.
Last edited by alib; 06-04-2012 at 22:47.That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
- 09-04-2012, 12:21 #174
- Join Date
- Mar 2011
Don't force anything ..... It goes against natural science!If you find me intolerable at my worst, then you would not deserve me at my best.