Not surprising then that the British doctor they use didn’t know he was going to be in adverts.
“They came and saw me in my office about a month ago and I gather I’m appearing in some advert. They didn’t tell me that would happen,” he said.
Is the NHS perfect? No it isn’t. Yet – is the US system perfect? No it isn’t – and Americans pay more for their imperfect system that the UK. And insurance companies make a lot of money on the back of human misery.
For each person who has a tragic story about the UK system you can find as many in the US – and then you have to add to that those tragic stories of the millions of people who are under insured or not insured at all – and that must be the biggest tragedy of all.
And, in case Americans didn’t know, Conservatives for Patients’ Rights (CPR)is:
…headed by the former chief executive of a health group who was at the forefront of one of the country’s biggest healthcare fraud scandals. Rick Scott was forced out as CEO and chairman of a healthcare company, Columbia/HCA, in 1997 after the government accused it of a massive fraud through overbilling.
Scott walked away with millions of dollars in severance pay, but the company was forced to pay $1.7bn in compensation to the government, fines, interest and other payments to avoid prosecution and settle with claimants. Scott has responded to the criticism by saying: “I was never charged with any wrongdoing.”
Nice to know that he is heading the company telling Americans who to trust, eh?