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hundreds of lives in biggest NHS
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Hospital ´box-tick´ culture that cost
hundreds of lives in biggest NHS
scandal in living memory

Daily Mail [UK], by James Chapman*

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/6/2013 4:24:02 AM

Hundreds of hospital patients died in the biggest NHS scandal in living memory because of a box-ticking culture and a failure of compassion, a damning official report will say today. David Cameron is appalled by the findings of a long-awaited report into the deaths of up to 1,200 people between 2005 and 2008 because of poor care in hospitals run by the Mid Staffordshire trust. It is expected to blame managers who cut costs and reduced staffing levels in an attempt to hit Labour’s ‘efficiency’ targets and win foundation status. The Prime Minister will respond to the findings

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*with Sophie Borland and Daniel Martin

You can see how Obamacare will easily fall into the same trap. "Managed care." It´s A Bad Thing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: oh-heck, 2/6/2013 5:06:47 AM     (No. 9161004)

The distinction between government managed care and managed care chosen by the patient from a true free market are two very different beasts. I am quite content with my current health care and have been for 36 years. I only fear what will happen when Obamacare goes into affect and Obama/Sebelius take charge.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: right-turn, 2/6/2013 7:09:00 AM     (No. 9161086)

Is this what we have to look forward to??

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno_thatguy, 2/6/2013 7:51:59 AM     (No. 9161153)

At this point I too am happy with my insurance, but the premiums have already risen, the co-pay is up, and the benefits are tweaked mysteriously down. This is going to increase as the pressures of covering the deficits that ACA are already creating hit with a vengeance. All this is an intentional drive to force single pay insurance on US and the control of one sixth of our economy by this illicit regime.

Be content while it lasts. There are changes in our future unless we are willing to fight for our rights of free enterprise.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/6/2013 8:26:37 AM     (No. 9161242)

I´ve read tons of reportage that Doctors are now being turned into ´data entry clerks´ with all the ´box-checking´ form work.

Yes to that person who asked if this is our future, Yes it is.

As planned.

Democrats delenda est, for the good of the planet.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 2/6/2013 8:48:02 AM     (No. 9161289)

But if we all have an equal chance to be neglected or abused, then we have a FAIR society, right? Sounds good to me! s/


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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 2/6/2013 10:16:14 AM     (No. 9161529)

That´s the trouble with socialism. When you take the responsibility from the individual for their life and every aspect of their government determined need, you are responsible for it. But I don´t won´t to get up in the morning and be responsible for everyone else´s needs.

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