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'Due to cutbacks we've had to accept a sponsor for your stitches.'
The NHS Response to Change: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, Wouldn't know Evil if it Sat on His Face.
"Are there several doctors in the house, so we can have a little managed competition?"
Tags:competition, free market, free markets, competitor, competitors, laissez-faire, laissez-faire economics, is there a doctor in the house, private medicine, american healthcare, healthcare system, healthcare systems, managed competition, doctor, doctors, privatized, privatization, privatised, privatisation, healthcare, health care, injury, injuries, play, plays, profit motive, profit motives, qualification, qualifications, qualified
'Is he well enough to look at his hospital bill, doctor?'
High cost of health care.
Heath care, then and now.
'Well your balance is OK...now let's check your credit card rating.'
'Rooms are $200 a day. Did you want nurses. . .? Bed. . .? Sheets. . .?'
'Once you introduce profit into the NHS what will you end up with?'
General Practitioner Museum
US Healthcare, then and now: Survival of the fittest. . . Survival of the wealthest.
'I read that 15% of us can't afford health insurance.'
'The only clinic in town who will accept new medicare patients is supposedly around the corner.'
'The scariest story I know is escalating health care costs.'
'Now for your treatment Mr Grobley, you have a choice . . . . .'
'Free healthcare for everyone!! Except you pay for this and that, and surgeries, medication, and a bunch of other stuff...but what a victory for the average american!'
"We've decided not to treat private patients in the hospital anymore...we're treating them at a brand new state of the art facility on the other side of the car park."
"I always wanted a career in medicine, so I took a degree in accountancy."
"Bloody privatisation, have you got 50p?"
"In order to maximise returns from fixed capital assets we've had to sell your bed in the Hong Kong market."
Debate continues about charging for GP appointments.
Tags:gp, gps, general practitioner, general practitioners, doctor, doctors, doctor's office, doctor's offices, doctors office, doctors offices, refund, refunds, healthcare cost, healthcare costs, medical cost, medical costs, medical bill, medical bills, hospital, hospitals, hospital bill, hospital bills, hospital cost, hospital costs, nhs, national health service, private medicine, private healthcare
"Our private sector colleagues aren't keen on any association with 'death' so we'll be referring to patients choosing an 'alternative non-living lifestyle option' in future!"
"If it's any consolation, the money we earn from private patients is helping keep you while you're on the waiting list."
"If you want my opinion talk of privatisation in the NHS is exaggerated...that'll be £15..."
Tags:private medicine, private healthcare, private health care, privatisation, privatization, medical cost, medical costs, medical bill, medical bills, healthcare cost, healthcare costs, health bill, health bills, medical insurance, health insurance, national health service, nhs, nhs reform, nhs reforms
'This is Hugh from PrivateMeds Inc. he's looking around the hospital...'