Labour Dogma More Important Than Anything Else
Sunday, 06 July 2008 06:49

The EU is set to approve new rights for patients that will allow then to shop around for treatment. If approved the measures will mean that costs are paid by the patient's own national health scheme in their home country.

Costs would be similar to those paid in the patient's home country if the treatment had been done there. Patients would not need to get approval first. However, the government said that the NHS was committed to ensuring that they decided what they pay for.

If the government was really committed to patient welfare and making sure people got treatment quickly and efficiently they would be welcoming this measure because it takes pressure off NHS facilities. The Labour government is more interested in keeping standards low and the same for everyone rather then getting the best for us.


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