England – this is how government healthcare “works”

The English healthcare system is a basket case of FAIL and if you want to see the future under obamacare, look no further than this article from the Daily Telegraph.

The sick would be urged to stay at home and email doctors rather than visit surgeries, while procedures such as hip replacements could be scrapped.

The plans have emerged as health chiefs draw up emergency budgets that cast doubt on pledges by Gordon Brown to protect “front line services” in the NHS.

Documents show that health chiefs are considering plans to begin sacking workers, cutting treatments and shutting wards across the country.

The proposals could lead to:

  • 10 per cent of NHS staff being sacked in some areas.
  • The loss of thousands of hospital beds.
  • A reduction in the number of ambulance call-outs.
  • Medical professionals being replaced by less qualified assistants.

The plans are contained in a series of internal NHS documents uncovered by The Daily Telegraph.

The final details of the plans are not due to be announced until the autumn, well after the country has gone to the polls for the general election.

Notice how the government wasn’t going to drop this bomb on the public until after the coming elections. Sound familiar? Like how the major costly provisions of obamacare won’t kick in until after 2012? Coincidence?

All of this is because the system is broke (and broken). The Brits are coming to the realization that government cannot run the healthcare system. It will be interesting to see how they deal with this.

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