Friday, June 3, 2011

NHS Sums & Money: Teachers & Lottery

The sums seem wrong: There will be less money for patient care!!!

Now that some GPs are going to make a million (according to King’s Fund) or at least £300,000 and that many Consultants will be working for the Very Willing Providers for again no less than £300,000, Mr. Lansley, the sums are somehow wrong as there will not be any saving if the Health Reform goes ahead with minor tweaks. 

Could you answer that Mr Lansley?

So we have proof that Private Firms disposed of Care Homes before leasing them back and in the process made a good deal of money.

Less money for patient care!


Now many Foundation Trusts are going to own prime real estate sites especially those in the big cities. If you think that they will not be sold think again. Many fantastic Mental Hospitals are already being sold.
Will Blackstone move in, Mr. Lansley.

Choice may sound good but everybody knows that choice cost more money. Every mother knows that if you offer your children a choice of what they can have for dinner, the family budget will go up. 

Staying with families, if you reward your son for doing certain chores, you may find that more of those chores will be done. Do you really want your car cleaned every day? What about his homework?

Reward for performance will skew anything and more so healthcare especially if private companies are involved. Less serious but profitable cases will be dealt with and nobody will want to deal with the serious and less rewarding one.

But where is the money going to come from?

Fair question!!!

Taxation: No way! Taxation = political suicide!

Indirect Taxation!

What is that?

What the teachers bought: Camelot.

You mean we should use lottery money for health care? That is amoral!!!

Those with good jobs including jobs at the GMC have private insurance and it is the lower classes and a few bloggers that did not carry Health Insurance. And we all know that more money is spent by the lower classes on the Lottery. Sounds O.K. to me if that money is spent on the NHS rather than the Royal Opera House (and I love Opera!)

By the way, while you are at it can you control the Health Insurance Industry? Or just copy Obama!

Prohibiting Insurance Companies from Rescinding Coverage.  In the past, insurance companies could search for an error, or other technical mistake, on a customer’s application and use this error to deny payment for services when he or she got sick. The new law makes this illegal. After media reports cited incidents of breast cancer patients losing coverage, insurance companies agreed to end this practice immediately. Effective for health plan years beginning on or after September 23, 2010.   

Prohibiting Discrimination Due to Pre-Existing Conditions or Gender. The law implements strong reforms that prohibit insurance companies from refusing to sell coverage or renew policies because of an individual’s pre-existing conditions. Also, in the individual and small group market, the law eliminates the ability of insurance companies to charge higher rates due to gender or health status. Effective January 1, 2014.

Paying Physicians Based on Value Not Volume.  A new provision will tie physician payments to the quality of care they provide. Physicians will see their payments modified so that those who provide higher value care will receive higher payments than those who provide lower quality care. Effective January 1, 2015. 

Hermione: "You pay a great deal too dear for what's given freely". -

(Act I, Scene I). The Winter’s Tale.

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