Five things you need to know about the new National Health Insurance Bill

noxibox

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Is it case that more doctors go private than do NHS because they can earn more?
It is an issue. Canada negotiates rates and everyone agrees that those are the standard rates, so there's no advantage to being outside the system. That's pretty much how it should work. Doctors still earn well, but don't get to take advantage of their skills to unreasonably enrich themselves.
 

ɹǝuuᴉM

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Did you read any of the above? Not what people generally experience and the few outlying cased where the service is bad they have every reason and right to complain. Looking at the prescribed times it's actually not so bad and if you're really sick you shouldn't be following the normal channels. It's precisely because of people trying to buck the system that is gets clogged up.

When last have you been to a good private specialist? They are usually booked weeks in advance. I find it funny that the people who don't know the real state of healthcare here and abroad and are just going by a few anecdotes are the ones crying the loudest over how bad the NHS is. Look at the real reviews. Almost nobody wants to use British private healthcare any more.
Are you in your right mind or what? Are you comparing the health care system of a 1st world country with a 3th world and expect things to pan out the same way? You remind me of a herd of cows looking at a cheetah, running at full speed and thinking: Hey, if we copycat the moves we too will be running at 100kmh
 

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Been thinking if you're in good health this NHI thing may actually be good. It could mean we pay a lot less than we do for medical aid. Suppose there's then the risk some criminal shoots you or you're in a car accident and end up losing a limb or dying due to inept public service.
Only if you're in good health and poor. That's why they'll have the support of the masses because just like with the overweight public sector they're unable to realise that the short term gains don't outweigh the long term negatives.

Are you in your right mind or what? Are you comparing the health care system of a 1st world country with a 3th world and expect things to pan out the same way? You remind me of a herd of cows looking at a cheetah, running at full speed and thinking: Hey, if we copycat the moves we too will be running at 100kmh
What are you on about? Read my post again, perhaps slowly this time.
 

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It is well-established that the NHS is understaffed. Some conservatives want to, and have already, cut funding. That however has not happened because the NHS is overstaffed or over-funded. They should rather be cracking down on tax dodging. What they clearly aren't really worried about, the Conservatives at least, is upsetting existing NHS staff. They certainly wouldn't be getting rid of 1.5 million even if they did cut staff, so it is irrelevant to elections. It's hard to fathom what would lead anyone to think the Tories are pandering to any alleged excess NHS staff afraid that 1.5 million people will turn against them.


It's definitely not perfect. With all the concerted effort put into the NHS one can only imagine what a disaster it could be if the ANC were at the helm. I imagine waiting times of years could easily happen.
 
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