Monday, July 12, 2010

U.K. Returning Power To The Physician

For the month of July I am traveling in the U.K.  Newspapers here are quite dissimilar to those in the States.  Even the headlines seem peculiar at times.  Not a day passes without a story about the National Health Service--the very same health care model which American liberals recently forced us to adopt, to make us feel better, of course! 

Today's Daily Telegrah article reveals that the NHS has finally admitted there are flaws in their governmental bureaucratic system, so they are deigning to "allow" physicians more authority in the treatment of their patients by giving them control of the business side of running a clinic, but of course liberals in the U.K. are very worried about this novel idea. 

This morning as I listened to the TV, the BBC commentators argued that doctors are only trained to treat patients, not to run a business.  The bottom line is that they don't think the doctors are smart enough to run the business side of a clinic, but the doctors are apparently smart enough to make life and death decisions about their patients.  Liberal logic (both in the U.K. and the U.S.) implies that doctors can't multitask.  Who would have thought it was even possible, even though American doctors have been efficiently running their clinics in the States without bureaucratic interference before Obamacare was passed.  On the positive side, there is a glimmer of hope that the NHS is regaining its sanity -- they are opening the door to privatization again.  Meanwhile, America's health care is going in exactly the opposite direction.

Here's the story:
NHS Shakeup Grants New Powers to Doctors and Patients
By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
Daily Telegraph

GPs are to be handed £80bn of the NHS budget to buy care from hospitals and other doctors for patients in their area, as hundreds of middle-management organisations are swept away.

Family doctors will be responsible, in consortiums, for commissioning the care for patients in their area by buying treatment from hospitals, charities and other doctors.

The consortiums will be answerable to an independent Commission Board which will set objectives for healthcare, monitor performance and guide doctors in purchasing care.
"It is hard to stress just how radical this is. The NHS will look much more like the gas, electricity or telecom’s market than it will the monolithic state bureaucracy we have come to understand,". . .
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1 comment:

  1. Let's hope the US collectively has enough sense to NOT institute Obamacare since it would be an unmitigated disaster - on both a financial and an economic basis.

    One was to avoid it, of course, is if the Kerchner et al action reaches SCOTUS and the case is heard on merit. There is not a quicker way to straighten out all of the Oexcesses than getting rid of the Top Illegal Alien before he grants himself and 20 million other illegal aliens amnesty by Executve Order.

    The Kerchner action is a very well-pled legal action and to understand its contents and just what is being appealed in the case it would be helpful to read this legal analysis:

    When is the Constitution Like A Crocodile?

    and, following that, if you go to the Mario Apuzzo website and actually read the Initial Appeals Brief of Jan 19, 2010, you're in for a real eye-opener (as are the DOJ attorneys "defending" Obama using our tax money).

    That's doubly ironic since these attorneys - and their bosses - took an oath to defend the Constitution from enemies foreign AND domestic but
    they are now in the position of actually attacking that very document rather than defending it and are trying to get an obviously ineligible
    man to remain in an office he has never shown himself to be eligible to hold.

    The wonderful Apuzzo Brief is a primer on both Constitutional law, the meaning of it, the Founders' intent vis-a-vis Article II of the
    Constitution and a forceful put-down of the lies and misinformation put forth by the Obama Flying Monkeys such as "smrstrauss" and others.

    I’d urge everyone to read the Initial Appeals Brief from Attorney Apuzzo’s website along with the many essays by both Mario Apuzzo AND his Lead Plaintiff, Charles F. Kerchner. While there, it would really help to donate even a small amount to the publicity/education fund presently used only for full-page newspaper ads in the Washington Times National Weekly Edition.

    The Initial Appeals Brief gives a very good overview of the original action AND it puts the lie to the many false arguments by the Obot Flying Monkeys about why BHO is either (their words) eligible to hold the office he now occupies OR that it (their words) doesn’t matter that he is not eligible.

    Your understanding of the relation of the U. S. Constitution to We The People will be forever enlightened.

    Actually, Obama's whole life seems to be nothing but a work of fiction. The man has never shown himself to be Constitutionally eligible to hold the office he now occupies.

    If you'd like to see something from a different point of view, watch the two short videos below which, even though they start slowly and have a bit of fun, contain a wealth of factual data - more than we've seen from Obama.

    In fact in the second video a famous senator is quoted speaking about someone that sounds for all the world like "Our Boy" and really strikes a chord.

    Only thing is the senator was the Roman named Cicero speaking in 42 BC - but the message is still very directed and pertinent for all of us:

    Three Little Words

    Merry Christmas OmeriKa!!