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If Government run health care is so "utopic," then how do supporters explain this...???

3000 NHS staff get private care (in the UK)

"THE National Health Service has spent £1.5m paying for hundreds of its staff to have private health treatment so they can leapfrog their own waiting lists."

“If the NHS has to circumvent their own waiting lists the system isn’t working well enough. It’s an admission by the NHS that their own system isn’t able to respond to the mass of people desperate to get back to work.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/health/article6879553.ece

But I thought wait lists were a fallacy conjured up by the GOP?

If the UK with about a TENTH of the people we have in this country can't accommodate everyone's needs, what makes ObamaCare supporters think we can do it better?!

How do feel about "preferential treatment" option--at the taxpayer's expense-- for politicians, medical personnel AND their family members, and those with connections to be treated before the "c

 
LoriKeet

Asked by LoriKeet at 8:50 PM on Oct. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't think anyone is disputing wait times in the US, currently. It's a matter of, are you of if wait times are EVEN LONGER? Apparently many of you are ok with it.  You don't expect BETTER from what is suppose to be health care REFORM....  Because you wait you wait 30 min now(for example), you are ok with waiting an hour with the passing of public health care? Interesting rationale. I thought health care reform was suppose to be BETTER for all?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:01 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • The wealthy and well-connected (government jobs) get great care. Everyone else deals with the dregs. Yes, that is equality, and SO much better than what we have. *sarcasm intended*
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:54 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • "THE National Health Service has spent £1.5m paying for hundreds of its staff to have private health treatment so they can leapfrog their own waiting lists."

    So people in the UK acknowledge they wait for care, but people living in the U.S. deny such waits exist. Interesting.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:55 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • wait for it....


    'well ANYTHING would be better then what we have now' lol

    seems to me the majority of Americans do not agree..hmmm
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:55 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Same thing our politicians would do as they are exempting themselves from any that does pass..
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 8:56 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Seems to be its not much different then what we have now when comes to the big dogs getting the best that OUR money can buy, while we have to wait like everyone else. The only difference is, its another country, different upper dog and method of health care.

    soonmommyof3

    Answer by soonmommyof3 at 8:59 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • How do feel about "preferential treatment" option--at the taxpayer's expense-- for politicians, medical personnel AND their family members,



    That is why congress and Obama are so gung-ho, they won't have to deal with it.  They can claim they have helped the peons, but in reality they get to keep their superior plan while the middle class eats it. 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:13 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • WTF is 'utopic"?
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 9:15 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • Because Autodidact has never had a spelling error, she sits high on her horse and judges.... Ok girls, keep your eye on Auto, cause SHE is PERFECT(in her own mind) ROFL~Typical elitist hypocrite.


    Lori, TO ANSWER your question~  It is interesting.  I hope and pray we never end up like the UK

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:21 PM on Oct. 19, 2009

  • I agree with soonmommy
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:34 PM on Oct. 19, 2009