A free lunch
The Government has indicated people may have to pay charges under its scheme to provide free GP care.
Yup.. You read that right – how much we will have to pay for a free service!
There are times when our gubmint is so fucking ridiculous that it becomes a parody of itself.
Our health service used to work reasonably well. Then they decided that all the different health boards should be combined under one roof and they created that cash guzzling monstrosity known as the Health Services Executive. Then along came Mad Cow Harney who decided that we should have "Centres of Excellence" which in theory meant that there would be centres which specialised in one particular malady. So if you needed a hip replacement, you would have to go to Cork. If you had a chest complaint you had to go to Donegal. If you had a chest complaint and a gammy leg you were fucked. As a result of this, a lot of hospitals were scaled back or shut down but were never replace with any of these so called Centres.
Now Fatso Reilly has decided to revamp the whole thing. No one is quite sure what he is going to replace it with, least of all himself. What we are getting is dribs and drabs of ideas that are aimed more at electioneering than at fixing the health system. A perfect example id the Free GP scheme which is a farce before it even starts.
There is no such thing as a free GP scheme. Unless all doctors are going to work for nothing, someone is going to have to pay., and as usual that someone is you and me – the tax payer. Also any system that is set up which is notionally free is going to be abused, so essentially the whole scheme is doomed from the start.
They are also talking about bringing in a National Health Insurance for all. Now those of us who trust our health system as far as we can throw it are already on private health insurance and that costs a staggering amount, on top of the tax we pay for any supposed free healthcare. I cannot see how a national scheme is going to be any cheaper.
In the meantime people are still being left sleeping on trollies in those accident and emergency hospitals which still remain open. Waiting lists for some elective procedures are so long that the gubmint is paying for people to have that surgery abroad.
And all our "heath" minister can do is campaign for plain cigarette packets.
Talk about fiddling while Rome burns?
Eerily similar to the rollout of Obamacare-which is an unmitigated disaster area for any average American worker.
Looks like your gubmint is going the way pioneered by the English "was once a Health Service". After a short period of ill health and whilst taking Warfarin, I awoke one morning to a massive nose bleed which would not stop. Called the doctor, told to call an ambulance. They arrived, bandaged the nose and told me to go to our local A&E hospital. Arrived at 8.00pm, was seen by a nurse, and then parked in a waiting area until finally noticed at 16.30.
Moved to a screened cubicle, was again ignored until 18.30, when the bandages started to leak. When the sister finally noticed that I was profusely bleeding on their floor, she panicked and called for a cleaning team, then eventually found someone to attend to my problem. Notice blood on floor takes precedence over actual treatment.
Result: three days in hospital having blood transfusions to replace that lost while they buggered about. National Health Service? God help us all.
Good luck with your wonderful new system, and its ability to raise even more taxes for congenital idiots to spend on ever more restrictive directives.
Well hope your not aged m8, saw today there going to stop giving "ahem" older residents of the UK life saving drugs etc to keep us alive, because we've all had a good innings and should just shut up and die. Save the childreeeen is the cry now, they've got more taxing revenue in them.
The asylum has definitely been unlocked.
“The case is made that if you have a very small fee it helps people manage their behaviour or manage their attendance.”
Anyways I thought you fuckers were skint!
27 ministers to visit 23 countries for St Patrick’s Day
Ministers and junior ministers attending events in 35 cities across the world
Bill,when those fucking pricks said we are skint,they meant "we the people are skint".As with every scumsucking low life politician worldwide they themselves are immune.
I get it. Tongue was firmly in cheek when I posted the second comment.
Could their passports be revoked whilst they are abroad?
Or is there any chance of a peoples coup whilst the parasites are on their jollies?
A people's coup? How could we manage without them? Shame on you.
Ireland tomorrow and UK on Wednesday?
You really go out of your way to cheer me up? Thanks!