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Friday, March 26, 2010

Preventive Medicine?

Via Instapundit, from the Telegraph:
Tens of thousands of [National Health Service] workers would be sacked, hospital units closed and patients denied treatments under secret plans for £20 billion of health cuts.


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.
Naturally, being creatures of the left, the Labour government is holding off announcing the bad news until the coast is clear.
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.
Well of course, what would you expect from the left, transparency? Naturally, HM's Loyal Opposition is not pleased:
The Conservatives and health campaigners said the public deserved to know the true extent of cuts at their local surgeries and hospitals before voting.
Regardless whether the voters in England know the true state of their National Health by elections, the timing could not be more propitious for opponents of ObamaCare, with news of the drastic cutbacks in England coming just in time for our own elections in November.

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