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Hospital wards to shut in secret NHS cuts
telegraph.co.uk ^ | March 26, 2010 | Jon Swaine and Holly Watt

Posted on 03/26/2010 6:42:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Tens of thousands of NHS workers would be sacked, hospital units closed and patients denied treatments under secret plans for £20 billion of health cuts.

The sick would be urged to stay at home and email doctors rather than visit surgeries, while procedures such as hip replacements could be scrapped.

The plans have emerged as health chiefs draw up emergency budgets that cast doubt on pledges by Gordon Brown to protect “front line services” in the NHS.

The plans are contained in a series of internal NHS documents uncovered by The Daily Telegraph.

The final details of the plans are not due to be announced until the autumn, well after the country has gone to the polls for the general election.

The Conservatives and health campaigners said the public deserved to know the true extent of cuts at their local surgeries and hospitals before voting.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: healthcare; obamacare; socialism; socialisthealthcare; socializedmedicine; ungland

1 posted on 03/26/2010 6:42:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Its a good thing this won’t happen under government healthcare!


2 posted on 03/26/2010 6:43:57 PM PDT by GeronL (All politicians are POS. Some are just piled higher and smell worse.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They are covering up their moves like a cat covers up its poop. In both cases, it’s because they stink.


3 posted on 03/26/2010 6:44:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

4 posted on 03/26/2010 6:45:40 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: GeronL

Great I look at England and see us unless something changes...


5 posted on 03/26/2010 6:46:03 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL! Seniors in the USA who break their hip can email a doctor under Obama Care. Thank MCCain and MCCAIN-Feingold for Dems victories in 2006/2008.


6 posted on 03/26/2010 6:47:11 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rationed health care at its finest.

Hey Grandma? You are too old to be treated here at the hospital. Time for you to go back home and die!


7 posted on 03/26/2010 6:48:26 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: hstacey

the new bill already cuts dialysis , Hospice care,MRI’s for seniors....on and on...Oh boy, are the Lib seniors and medicare people gonna LOVE this new bill!
These cuts are coming in 2011....just in time for the election in 2012!


8 posted on 03/26/2010 6:48:56 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I know...and why exactly are the dems loving this sh#t sandwich we are about to eat?? Bastards....


9 posted on 03/26/2010 6:51:10 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Thank Goodness that Congresscreatures and members of the Executive Branch have exempted themselves from the prospect of e-mailing their doctors rather than visiting them.I'd hate to see Michelle,who so *recently* developed a pride in the country that's given her two Ivy League degrees and a $300K/yr job to be reduced to

"subject:chest pain....hey,doc,I've got this weird pain going down my right arm and I can't breathe..."

10 posted on 03/26/2010 6:52:22 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: hstacey

They REALLY believe its ok if the MSM says it is.


11 posted on 03/26/2010 6:54:02 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: hstacey
Great I look at England and see us unless something changes...

And you know what the *real* hoot is...the Brits have been "perfecting" this for SIXTY YEARS and yet we see that there are still more than a few "kinks"....

12 posted on 03/26/2010 6:54:17 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: hstacey

I couldn’t agree with you more.


13 posted on 03/26/2010 6:54:50 PM PDT by Catsrus (Have)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Off !!! with their heads


14 posted on 03/26/2010 6:58:27 PM PDT by olliecollie
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To: Gay State Conservative

Exactly..This was about power pure and simple...But what is Bama going to do with it when there is no dems left to do his bidding??? Except for Pelosi...I really want her to stay and become one of the little people of the House.


15 posted on 03/26/2010 6:59:47 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sadly it is not funny, it is about people. people that need medical attention. My sister in laws niece who lives in England, lost a baby at full term a few weeks ago. she was two weeks over her due date. and begged for a Ceasarian, given past family history, and was denied, and the results were sadly the loss of the baby


16 posted on 03/26/2010 7:08:36 PM PDT by olliecollie
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To: hstacey

Unfortunately it seems to be out of pure spite that liberals want to destroy America. They know their little fantasy world can’t exist so they want to destroy this one so we can’t have it either.


17 posted on 03/26/2010 7:13:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: olliecollie

As a mother who has buried a baby, my prayers for your sister in laws niece.

But I do not think this poster was trying to be funny.

I now call the health care bill that passed death care. I have seen relatives in Canada left in pain, or blind, until they die. Only one got help, but he had been a politician.

There is NOTHING funny about the coming deaths of Americans because liberals believe in their utopia over freedom.

Again, prayers for the baby, who was not given a chance to live, by government decree.


18 posted on 03/26/2010 7:19:03 PM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: cripplecreek

Well if nothing changes they will get their wish....


19 posted on 03/26/2010 7:21:32 PM PDT by hstacey
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To: Free ThinkerNY

bump


20 posted on 03/26/2010 7:24:47 PM PDT by gibsosa
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More preview of Obamacare...


21 posted on 03/26/2010 7:38:52 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: TruthConquers

Is sad because it cannot work has been proved that it cannot work,by countries that have it, even tbough they have tried their darndiest . My Mother i rescued from the English national Health system, after she was put out to die, she could not see, she had Cataracts . I read last week that the NICE , which is some kind of overseer board that detirmins who gets care and who does not, in England cost 5 billion pounds per annum.

Thank you for your prayers, and your post


22 posted on 03/26/2010 7:39:55 PM PDT by olliecollie
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To: Frantzie

It is ridiculous to blame McCain for the Dems win in 2006 and 2008.

McCain and all other Republicans from conservatives, to moderates to “RINO”s deserve a lot of credit for standing UNITED against Obamacare.

It is interesting that you blame Republicans but do NOT blame OBAMA, PELOSI, REID, and all the leftist Dems who defied the will of the people in passing Obamacare


23 posted on 03/26/2010 7:42:04 PM PDT by SmartInsight (Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote. ~ G. J. Nathan)
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To: olliecollie

detirmins = decides lol


24 posted on 03/26/2010 7:49:48 PM PDT by olliecollie
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To: SmartInsight

You obviously have no clue on how MCCain-Feingold worked. Did you maybe just notice that Obama had $700 million from unknown soruces so he could run TV ads, print ads, buy off all the magazines and newspapers with ad money. This is how he won. It is really sad when some people supposedly on our side cannot connect the dots. You probably lost your country thanks to MCCAIN-Feingold.

It goes without saying that Reid, Pelosi and Obama are evil scum but how did they get in power? Money. Illegal campaign and union money while MCCAIN screwed our side with his unconstitutional law. McCain sabaotaged us and may have destroyed your future and country.


25 posted on 03/26/2010 8:40:49 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain called AMERICANS against amnesty - "racists")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just returned from the UK. It looks like some hospitals in crisis are looking to privatize to remain solvent. I foresee the UK turning away from Socialism while we are plummeting to the bottom. Maybe the UK will be the place to be in the future?
26 posted on 03/26/2010 9:22:19 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Love that graphic!

Obama,Obamacare,End of Life Counseling,end of life,individual mandate,DNC,complete lives,despot,tyrant,Democrats,Emanuel,Ezekiel Emanuel,Zeke Emanuel

27 posted on 03/26/2010 9:24:07 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: hstacey

Because they hate America and the people who built it, which consists in large part of most of the elderly.


28 posted on 03/27/2010 2:39:34 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: chilltherats
I just think they are not intelligent. They think they are saving the world we live in because we are not smart enough to figure it out ourselves...The government will save us...
29 posted on 03/27/2010 6:05:44 AM PDT by hstacey
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To: hstacey

You give them a lot more credit than I do. I have no belief whatsoever that they do it because they think they know best for us. That would mean that they’re at least somewhat altruistic and compassionate. I say they do it for the power, the control and the redistributive “social justice” aspect of it which is just an excuse to steal.

IMO, they’re evil, corrupt thieves and liars, not altruistic.


30 posted on 03/28/2010 1:54:42 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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