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Britain´s NHS is the world´s best
health-care system, says report

Telegraph [UK], by Keith Perry

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 6/17/2014 7:23:37 PM

The National Health Service has been praised as the world´s best health-care system by an international panel of experts who said it was superior to those found in countries which spend far more on health. The study, entitled “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall,” also described US healthcare provision as the worst globally. Despite investing the most money in health, the US refuses care to many patients without health insurance and is also the worst at saving the lives of people who fall ill, it found. The Commonwealth Fund, a Washington-based foundation produced the report. The fund is respected around the

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To comment diplomatically, I find this hard to believe.

To comment as I really feel, would mean a lifetime ban.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 6/17/2014 7:35:30 PM     (No. 9890023)

Searching around, I found--on the foundation´s "About Us" page--this little snip:

The foundation underwrote a considerable part of the research underlying the development of the reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, and reports of its Commission on a High Performance Health System (1995–2013) helped inform the debate leading up to this landmark legislation.

On their Board of Directors is:

Simon Stevens
Mr. Stevens is chief executive of the U.K.´s National Health Service (NHS). He served previously as executive vice president of UnitedHealth Group.


Ah, well. ´Nuff said.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: AGGW, 6/17/2014 7:40:53 PM     (No. 9890031)

Not if you are one of the recipients.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 6/17/2014 7:50:05 PM     (No. 9890038)

You don´t think there just might be a political viewpoint biasing their assessment, do you? Bottom line test: Who goes from the US to the UK to access better health care? NOBODY!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: harleynyc, 6/17/2014 9:27:08 PM     (No. 9890100)

Leftists spreading the propaganda to help America go down the drain.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: krause, 6/17/2014 10:01:27 PM     (No. 9890124)

In anther study they did, they found that Obama is the best world leader ever.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/17/2014 11:22:45 PM     (No. 9890189)

When did the NHS approve pot ?

Obviously, the author is stoned.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: SkyTexas, 6/17/2014 11:35:00 PM     (No. 9890199)

I have to pay a fee to read the article.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dvc, 6/18/2014 12:03:43 AM     (No. 9890218)

Premis is not credible, do not plan on reading this tripe.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: AltaD, 6/18/2014 8:19:06 AM     (No. 9890427)

Based on their Wikipedia page I´d say this organization´s main goal has always been socialized (though that word isn´t used) medicine. Plus, the Commonwealth Fund Commission published "a number of influential reports on health reform leading up to and following the passage of the Affordable Care Act".

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