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seafoid

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Re: Terror attack in London
« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2017, 06:23:57 AM »
Researchers examined Trump's healthcare proposal to deny health insurance to 24 million people and estimated it would cause 44,000 deaths per year.

You won't hear about that on Fox. Let's all jump up and down about terrorism.
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Re: Terror attack in London
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2017, 04:29:15 PM »
Here's a decent hypothetical question...

"If the UK's counter terrorism budget was halved and given to the NHS how many extra lives would be saved  per year??

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« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2017, 04:55:07 PM »
Here's a decent hypothetical question...

"If the UK's counter terrorism budget was halved and given to the NHS how many extra lives would be saved  per year??

Probably not many as the problem with the English NHS lies with the failure to integrate social care with the NHS.  Social care is provided by local councils and is unable to meet the needs of the medical providers.  This means that hospitals are increasingly filled with bed blocking elderly who make up the majority of those being treated by hospitals.  Therefore, most of the deaths in hospitals are elderly who should have been discharged into social care and who will have been killed by hospital acquired infections.  The recent budget was supposed to deal with the beginning of increasing the social care budget for councils until the Tories lost heir nerve about raising taxes to pay for social care.

Giving half of the counter terrorism budget to social care would be a beginning to addressing this major population which has aged faster than our own and is probably a less family oriented and less caring society.