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    Re: NHS branded 'evil' and 'Orwellian' by high-level US politicians

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    It does drive costs up. But what drives them up even more is having costly hospitals every couple of miles.
    I agree totally however my point is that costs can be driven up by many things including private companies "padding" the books so to say. And that is the question, is the Swiss government strong enough to stand up against the private corporations demands.. I know they are not in the US.

    Well, there's no way the Swiss Germans will agree to a government run health care where they end up footing the bill for the irresponsible parts of the country and where their freedom to choose their doctors and hospitals might be compromised. Right now, every canton sets its own premiums and they benefit from that. Seeing as they are the largest voting block in the country, what they say goes.
    Interesting.

    If IIRC, I think we have whole political parties here that are funded by banks and other companies.
    Ahh that is my fear. That means that the companies are sitting on both sides of the table when negotiating price.. that is a HUGE conflict of interest if you ask me. I know in Denmark we have huge issues if a doctor is elected to become health minister for example.. he or she is usual looked over with magnifying glass all the time even though the person might be the best qualified for the job.

    I'm not sure about stock ownership, but I'm pretty sure that the Minister for Health (the one who negotiates with the insurance companies) can't be privately involved with any of them. That would create a major scandal the likes of which the country rarely sees.
    I doubt that also, that is a way too obvious conflict of interest, but that whole parties are funded by industries.. bad bad bad..I would wager that your cost issues is in a large part due to this if you are correct in your comments.
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    Re: NHS branded 'evil' and 'Orwellian' by high-level US politicians

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    I don't recall Obama singling out UK and you yourself just said he mentioned Europe.

    I didn't realize UK was the only country in Europe.
    Is this not becoming a bit silly ?

    We must learn from other nations, their mistakes and their successes.

    I have lost an awful lost of respect for the republicians...particularly the conservatives and the liberatians...notice the absence of capitalization..
    Our Republicans must clean up their act, much the same as the Islamics..

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