A US healthcare firm praised by Donald Trump has been given £7 million to help the NHS distinguish its most costly patients, and it’s running a nine-month programme to teach managers to classify people according to their risk of illness.
The move has sparked concerns that more could be turned down for ops because of factors like age and weight, and it boosts fears the NHS could be on the table in a trade deal despite Boris Johnson’s claims it’s not for sale.
The settlement was agreed between NHS England and Optum, which assesses patients for America’s privatised insurance led system, and it divides NHS patients into high, medium and low-risk groups and identifies ‘rising risk groups’ such as those at risk of Type 2 diabetes.
The training has been spread out all over the country including Dorset, Berkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and Leeds, and managers state that it’s helped them allocate resources more efficiently as they attempt to conserve cash amid the historic Tory funding pressure.
But half of the local care groups are now defining who can have a routine procedure such as cataract surgery and hip and knee replacements.
These revelations are the latest in a lengthy list of private sector involvement, and a typical example of our corroding NHS and the possibility of people being shut out of treatment flies in the face of a service based on the belief that everyone’s needs must be met.
But what’s even more terrifying is the notion that this training could be rolled out more extensively and NHS England, including chairman Lord Prior, has held a series of meetings with Optum in recent years.
Well, that didn’t take Boris Johnson long, did it? So, there are lots of reasons he should now stay in hiding until he’s made his money and can retreat to the Caribbean, but still close enough to buy his healthcare in the US.
And is any of this training necessary? Because it should be glaringly evident which patients are high risk, and why is all this money being given for information? Particularly when Boris Johnson promised to keep the NHS a free treatment for all.
It would be pretty straightforward for American companies to provide a consensus for all, because now they’ll have access to medical records, buying trends and social media posts, leading to many not being able to get health cover, or paying through the nose for it.
And now’s the fear of why this information is being paid for, especially if Boris Johnson is going to keep the NHS promise of treating us all. Well, it’s all about taking back control! And that’s not very patriotic handing the contract to an American firm when that money could have created British jobs.
Boris Johnson has always said that the NHS wasn’t for sale, that was Boris Johnson’s own words, which now makes him a deceitful pretentious twit, and to be honest, it’s not for sale, they’re just giving it away – £6 million of NHS taxpayer’s money to do what hospital management and Consultants do already.
They said it wasn’t up for sale but look what happened to British Gas, the railways and Royal Mail, and we’re just lied to time and time again, and all while Boris Johnson thinks that the working class can kiss his backside because he’s got the keys to No 10 at last.
But many might say that doing nothing is bad for us. Well, I hate to burst your bubble but it appears that everything we do is harmful to us in some form or another. Walking or running, breathing (hello pollution).
Too much salt, too much sugar, sleeping too much or not enough, the list goes on because at least every few months there’s at least one story of something to avoid, as big boffins say it’s bad for you.
Boris Johnson will ultimately sell our NHS to the Americans, and the noodles of this country asked for it. Well, now they’ll get it. But we had the greatest health service in the world, and now the simpletons in the United Kingdom will willingly give it away to those American opportunists.
All that I can see now is a rebellion in the United Kingdom because Boris Johnson has effectively corroded our democracy with his utter hogwash, and it seems that now our real master is Donald Trump, so we should get used to this. Can’t wait for those sparkling new blue passports, and was it worth it for a shiny blue passport?
And so it continues, the constant stream of the NHS being sold out to US health firms – some money man in the United States will be making decisions about our health, that’s for sure! And it wouldn’t surprise me if our first contact with our health service will be via Artificial Intelligence because GPs are about to become a thing of the past and surgeons will follow.
And as predicted, the first stage of privatisation begins. Of course, there will be deniers of this, solely because it’s embarrassing for the government, and this will put us at the mercy of Donald Trump who we all know is just like Boris Johnson, or is it the other way round? But either way, they’re both commingled liars.
Private health care will bring even more incomprehensible deaths to the disadvantaged and vulnerable and this is precisely what the millionaires thrive on, and the Tories certainly know how to spend our taxes.
It was nice knowing you NHS, but alas, soon it will be gone, and the only time we will see it again is in history books.
However, we were warned that this might happen and no one objected.
But the consensus seems to be that if you’re overweight, smoke or drink too much, what’s the point of wasting money treating you, but then we have all that genetically modified food, which has been extensively publicised as a way to feed the world, but could eating it just make our eating problems worse?
Since it has been shown GMOs don’t increase yields or make food more nutritious, and might even contain higher deposits of dangerous pesticides, but in light of a list of studies, showing that progress towards tackling obesity around the globe has been unacceptably slow and that in less than a generation, rates of childhood obesity has grown dramatically worldwide.
People don’t eat GMO food and even in countries where GMOs are everywhere, it’s rare that customers walk into a shop and buy GMO ears of corn or soya beans. Instead, GMOs are turned into ingredients for highly processed ready meals, pre-packaged foods and takeaways.
The main by-product of GMOs are fats and sugars, and GMOs when they’re not being turned into biofuels which feed no one, are being turned into oils, such as corn and soya and even cottonseed oil and sugar syrups such as high fructose corn syrup and to a lesser degree sugar from GM sugar beets.
In other words, what GMOs have most successfully done is provide cheap unhealthy ingredients to the junk food industry, and consuming this food has resulted in many health deficits, of which obesity is just one.
And companies that produce these kinds of food may even be cynically maintaining the obesity status quo, especially in children because fat children are an investment in future sales, and the food industry has a special interest in targeting children since repeated exposure to processed foods and sweetened drinks in infancy builds taste preferences, brand loyalty and high profits.
It’s easy to understand how consuming junk foods could cause weight gain, but in Norway, a group of scientists found that GMOs may increase weight gain in other less visible ways.
Their work revealed that animals maintained on a diet of GM corn put on weight and were less able to digest proteins and suffered immune system problems.
Examining the effects on salmon, researchers found definite distinctions between fish being fed GM food and those on a non-GM diet. Several of the changes were within the normal range, but, the fish fed GM showed a distinct trend.
The fish were somewhat larger, they ate slightly more, their intestines had a different microstructure, they were less able to digest proteins, and there were some differences in their immune system.
Blood samples also showed some change in the blood.
This incapacity to digest proteins has important implications for health because proper digestion of protein is essential for many biological functions which include providing the body with amino acids, which suggests that eating GMOs could be linked not only to a surge in obesity but increases in many modern illnesses such as diabetes, digestive disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (ADD), autoimmune diseases, sexual dysfunction, sterility, asthma, COPD and more.
The point that the government are attempting to make here is, why waste good money on peasantry, especially if us peasants don’t follow the lifestyle that they believe we should, saying that the NHS should quit treating people who don’t toe the line, but they don’t say what motives compel such radical behaviour. Could it be that he’s swallowed Raspudom’s propaganda regarding eugenics and bioethics? And some jumped up self-righteous ogre dictate should not be breathing down our necks, saying who the NHS should treat and who they shouldn’t.
And so it begins, and this is just the start. Boris Johnson lied to the British people and now he’s breaking a verbal contract with the electing public.
Not to worry though, most of what was once our NHS has already gone, and this was always on the cards and why people believed anything Boris Johnson has to say is beyond me, and our government are merely parasites feasting on the flesh of its subjects.