Tag Archives: Health Care

From cradle to grave – what are the benefits?

In the United Kingdom we are repeatedly informed the NHS is there to care for us from cradle to grave, yet all we read about is the ‘alleged’ shortage of cash that the NHS suffers coupled with waiting times in A&E and admissions to wards. One has to ask why politicians have allowed what has become an ‘institution’, an institution of their own making, to be still treated by them all as a ‘sacred cow’.

At its inception it was never intended to cater for the patient numbers that now exist. Why those numbers exist today  can basically be laid at the door of immigration together with the increased longevity of life, but, more importantly, also at the door of politicians who have done nothing to mitigate the situation in which the NHS now finds itself.

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Home Truths (3)

#3 – another question for politicians.

Bearing in mind the current government is in effect cutting funding to the NHS:

It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.

India is home to the Hindu religion, a  religion which holds sacred the cow. The United Kingdom is home to the political religion, a religion which holds sacred the National Health Service.

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