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The Treasury, the Budget and the NHS - BBC News
[Cost 4 public health care & services are set-up 2 explode bc of sick population. NHS needs 2be funded by Alcohol, Sugar, Tobacco & animal products tax! (phased in) & Subsidize together with companies an employee wellbing-active lifestyle voucher system that also includes family! As well as subsidize fruit & vegetable prices. & a national years long multi-media campaign & PE@School ] The big decisions on financing the NHS over the next few years are likely to come in the autumn with the departmental spending review. Beyond a restatement of the commitment to an extra £8 billion in 2020 [...] detailed analysis of the financial needs of the NHS in England is underway. Department of Health and Treasury officials are poring over projections for health demand. They need to be sure that the £8 billion identified by NHS chiefs is realistic. That figure was reached after assuming highly ambitious efficiency savings of £22 billion by 2020. Ministers want to be assured that figure is achievable.
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july 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC News - OFT orders investigation of private healthcare market
A single health care provider and insurer does infer with liberty, liberty of choice.

And in economic terms, does make it more expensive ...

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has asked the Competition Commission to launch an investigation into the UK's £5.5bn private healthcare market.

Among the concerns raised by the OFT are:

a lack of information about the pricing and quality of services that would enable patients to compare healthcare providers
the small number of healthcare providers and insurers nationally, which limits choice and competition
practices that make it harder for new competitors to break into the market, such as loyalty payments to consultants.
2012  healthcare  liberal  economic  reform  competitiveness  competition  NHS  UK 
april 2012 by asterisk2a
Health reform in America: A United front | The Economist
Capitalism (Market Mechanism) is pushing forward better. Not Government ...

"United is changing how it pays hospitals and doctors. America’s existing system suffers from perverse incentives: doctors make more money from treating sick patients than from keeping them well. United already has pilot programmes to reward doctors for providing good, efficient care. But in January it told its customers that such contracts would become the norm.

push America toward better, cheaper care. Many will cringe at the idea that an insurer would be the one doing the pushing. However Dr Ho argues that the shift is “irreversible, with or without reform.”

>> Aim is to keep people healthy, and making them better.
>> 2nd Aim should be prevention care, that people are not going to be sick in the fist place.
government  liberal  economic  reform  capitalism  2012  USA  barackobama  healthcare  incentive 
february 2012 by asterisk2a
Labour markets: Modern worker, dated benefits | The Economist
according to Thomas Friedman:

In the past, workers with average skills, doing an average job, could earn an average lifestyle. But, today, average is officially over. Being average just won’t earn you what it used to. It can’t when so many more employers have so much more access to so much more above average cheap foreign labor, cheap robotics, cheap software, cheap automation and cheap genius. Therefore, everyone needs to find their extra — their unique value contribution that makes them stand out in whatever is their field of employment. Average is over.


a worrying aspect of the modern labour market is the income inequality it has created.

>> true for health care. Economist Brigitte Madrian has found that if it were not for employer health insurance, job turnover would be 25% higher. It also may discourage entrepreneurship. Alison Wellington found people are more likely to be self-employed when they are not dependent on their job for health insurance.
healthcare  USA  liberal  economic  reform  economics  employment  labour  market 
february 2012 by asterisk2a

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