Thursday, March 12, 2009

What "Healthcare Reform" Will Look Like

"The key pledge of Labour's NHS reform has been to reduce waiting lists and now the majority of patients are treated within the target of 18 weeks from seeing their GP...It means patients will have to wait months for routine operations as surgeons prioritize emergencies rather than scheduled cases." [link]

Yep you read that correct imagine waiting 18 weeks to get treated by a doctor. Also wonder what constitutes an "emergency"? We know how well the government machine reduces waste, spending, red tape, and streamlines the whole process don't we? So letting them take over healthcare is a wonderful idea right?