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British M.D.: Privatization Compromises the Quality of Health Care

A year spent working as a doctor in India taught Hannah Fox “how a publicly funded healthcare system creates an optimal environment for ethical decision-making,” especially in end-of-life care.

Posted on Apr 9, 2015 READ MORE

U.S. Companies Are Leading Bidders in British Health Service Sell-Off

Cancer and end-of-life services relied on by some 3.8 million beneficiaries of the British National Health Service may be sold off to private U.S. health care companies that will be free to restructure the services along lines of profitability rather than quality of care.

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 READ MORE

British PM Cameron Enabling Wall Street’s Takeover of National Health Service

The U.K.’s cherished public health service is in danger of being sold off to private corporations via a trade deal that would create a single market between the European Union and the United States and open future British governments to massive lawsuits in international courts should they attempt to reverse the decision.

Posted on Jul 19, 2014 READ MORE

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Goodbye to the U.K.’s National Health Service?

Britain may not have the world’s model medical service for long. NHS official Kailash Chand predicts the inexpensive and efficient nationalized system could be replaced by a largely privatized version involving worse “access, equity, health outcomes and cost” within five years.

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 READ MORE

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British Health Workers Feel the Pain

Amid a $31-billion budget crisis, thousands of British doctors and nurses will lose their jobs unless they agree to accept lower salaries, longer working hours and other conditions, according to a leaked document obtained by The Sunday Times.

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 READ MORE

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Profiteering Creates Drug Scarcity in U.K.

In order to profit from high exchange rates on the international market, British pharmacists and wholesalers have limited the amount of certain drugs being sold to the National Health Service. The action has resulted in a shortage that has endangered patients with life-threatening conditions and inconvenienced many others.

Posted on Jun 23, 2012 READ MORE

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World’s Biggest Employer: U.S. Department of Defense

On Monday, The Economist published an infographic showing, by millions of people hired, the world’s 10 biggest employers. The U.S. Department of Defense topped the list with 3.2 million employees.

Posted on Sep 13, 2011 READ MORE

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