Tuesday, June 19, 2018

MVNHS© in Three Acts

What's it all about, Alfie?

The Much Vaunted National Health System© is famous for its enthusiasm for infanticide, the most recent example of which would be the Baby Alfie Evans case. We noted at the time that, as usual, this wasn't really about health care dollars (pounds?) or delivery, it was about control, period:

"[I]n this case it's actually cost the MVNHS© more money to fight his being flown elsewhere for treatment at his parents' expense."

Ah, but how much more, you ask?

This much more:

Indeed they do.

O say can you see?

We've long been aware of the horrendous wait lists to which British victims "patients" are subject, and now we have a picture-perfect metric of just how tragic that can be:


Food Fight!

And now for something completely different: (alleged) insurance fraud and travel insurance. Seems that Brit's have found a veritable pot of gold across the channel:

"The number of bogus food-poisoning and gastric illness claims filed by Britons traveling abroad is reported to have reached epidemic proportions"

Turns out, it's been amazingly easy to file a claim on the travel insurance available with vacation packages, often just needing a copy of a receipt for a bottle of Imodium. The practice has swelled of late, to the tune of over 100 of these claims a day. Some of this has been due to the fact that it's often cheaper to settle than to fight .... up to a point.

That point, apparently, is now:

"Between 2013 and 2016, the number of allegations skyrocketed 500 percent  ... spurring some hoteliers in Spain and Turkey to threaten that they would suspend vacation deals from the UK market entirely."

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