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Spanish Workers Protest Against Health Privatization (Govt had no choice)
fool.com ^ | 1/7/13

Posted on 01/07/2013 8:12:07 AM PST by bestintxas

Thousands of Spanish medical workers and residents are marching through downtown Madrid to protest against government budget cuts and plans to partly privatize their cherished national health service.

The demonstration is the latest of several, described as a "white tide" because of the color of the medical scrubs many protesters wear.

The protesters walked Monday behind a large banner saying, "Healthcare is not to be sold, it's to be defended."

Healthcare and education are currently administered by Spain's 17 semi-autonomous regions rather than the central government. Madrid proposes selling off the management of six of 20 large public hospitals and 27 of 268 health centers.

The Spanish government argues the sell-offs and cuts are needed to secure health services during a deep recession

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: spain
History always repeats itself, doesn't it?

Our Government will be the same way after our failed healthcare experiment ruins us.

1 posted on 01/07/2013 8:12:18 AM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

gotta ask....who on earth would want to buy a failed health care system?


2 posted on 01/07/2013 8:21:49 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: bestintxas
The protesters walked Monday behind a large banner saying, "Healthcare is not to be sold, it's to be defended."

Its becoming more and more obvious how delusional slogans like this are in both Europe and the United States. Healthcare is a "right" and must be "defended" against those greedy Capitalists.

OK, so how are you going to pay for it? Are you going to tax the "rich" to pay for everything. Well, we're at the point where that no longer works. So what is next? Are you going to force doctors to work for free or for a lower wage? Good luck finding any good doctors then. These calls for healthcare "rights" and claims that profit should not be involved are fundamentally childish -- a bunch of kids asking for something for nothing. Now they are learning, at least in Spain, that the world doesn't work that way.

3 posted on 01/07/2013 9:20:05 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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