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    idea Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

    Interesting, huh?

    in one of its most surprising moves so far, it has done the opposite, proposing what would be the most radical reorganization of the National Health Service, as the system is called, since its inception in 1948.

    Practical details of the plan are still sketchy. But its aim is clear: to shift control of Englandís $160 billion annual health budget from a centralized bureaucracy to doctors at the local level. Under the plan, $100 billion to $125 billion a year would be meted out to general practitioners, who would use the money to buy services from hospitals and other health care providers.

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    Re: Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

    Interesting article, Right Wing. I sure don't understand what it is they're doing though. Seems confusing. What it does tell me is that the slap-dash proposal that Congress passed is only the beginning of what may well be a whore's nightmare.
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    Re: Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

    They're trying to reform NHS without portraying that to the public. Essentially they want to dismantle NHS yet make that very tough pill more digestible for the British public.
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    Re: Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

    Interesting, but nothing to do with the US or what we're doing as their system is very different. Seems they are working on improving as we should be.

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    Re: Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Interesting, but nothing to do with the US or what we're doing as their system is very different. Seems they are working on improving as we should be.
    Maybe it means they are trying to climb out of the rat hole that we are climbing into.

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    Re: Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Maybe it means they are trying to climb out of the rat hole that we are climbing into.
    Oh, I doubt that. Change in ideology ture. But we're not doing what they are doing. Very different here.

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    Re: Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    They're trying to reform NHS without portraying that to the public. Essentially they want to dismantle NHS yet make that very tough pill more digestible for the British public.
    Won't fool the British public.

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    Re: Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

    Ultimately, messing with the NHS cost Thatcher her power. Doubt Cameron will make the same mistake again. Sure optimize it, but privatize or dismantle... would be political suicide.
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    Re: Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

    Yeah, no way the British people allow this.

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    Re: Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Yeah, no way the British people allow this.
    They prefer mediocore over priced healthcare to real change that would improve their lives. Cause if Gov't didn't run it.. they might be *GASP* responsible for their own lives again.

    Can't have that.
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