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Forum Post: UK Government Healthcare shut down

Posted 12 years ago on Nov. 30, 2011, 2:11 p.m. EST by theaveng (602)
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Ooops. Only the hospitals E.R.s are still open. I guess that's one of the drawbacks of single-provider care -- when the government workers refuse to work, the whole system shuts down with no other options for citizens to choose.

Short version: Monopoly bad.

RT.com Article and VIDEO - http://rt.com/news/public-sector-uk-strike-573/



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[-] 3 points by nucleus (3291) 12 years ago


It's a general strike by the public, more than 2 million people protesting MORE government austerity.

Single payer is not health care - it is health insurance; health care providers are not government employees.

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 12 years ago

Oh okay. I guess I misunderstood. So why are all the hospitals (except emergency care) closed off to the UK public? That certainly doesn't sound good?

Here in the U.S. when my local hospital went on strike, it closed down, but that didn't end healthcare. I still had another dozen hospitals to choose from. It sounds like UK citizens don't have any other hospitals to choose - they all closed down to the government/ public workers.

[-] 1 points by HeavySigh (227) 12 years ago

But healthcare is better if its free and everyone has it!!! I wonder why my friend from Denmark wants to leave. I wonder why he hates the taxes and the terrible healthcare?

[-] 0 points by betuadollar (-313) 12 years ago

I have friends that have already left. The reason, in their own words: "Because I can't have even HALF OF THIS over there."

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 12 years ago

Half of what?

[-] 0 points by betuadollar (-313) 12 years ago

Creature comforts - house, car, boat, motorhome, etc.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 12 years ago

Short/short version. Stop fucking over people.

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 12 years ago

Somebody told me to "watch the people's clothes." So I did. I observed that many of the people in the videos will be wearing (as example) a blue tie, and then a red tie, and then a blue tie again. The clothes change randomly as well.

In other words Michael Moore is using video editing to merge 4 or 5 separate speeches & basically rewrite what people say ("taking it out of context" to use an old newspaper phrase). I also noticed a change in the speech patterns, which indicates to me Moore is overlaying alternate audio tracks to these speeches.

Once I realized that Moore is basically engaging in trickery, I stopped watching. I haven't seen any of his docs since 2008, and have no plan to do so...... anymore than I would watch a "documentary" by the Chinese or north Korean government.

I'm not interested in programming my brain with fiction, but instead try to go to the SOURCE books and videos as much as possible, to see what the person actually said.

[-] 0 points by Perspective (-243) 12 years ago

Moore is nothing but a hack who makes millions pandering to left wing extremists. Funny thing is they all adore him even though he is part of the 1%. Rather hypocritical isn't it?

[-] 0 points by GeorgeCarlinRules (482) 12 years ago

You are wrong. ER is working. Hospitals are open. Day surgery and non emergency is on hold for the day.

Public healthcare for all Good

[-] 0 points by theaveng (602) 12 years ago

ER is working.

Isn't that what I said in the original post? Good god man, learn to read.