Monthly Archives: April 2010

Is England a Foreign Country?

The parties’ general election manifestos show just how different health policy in England has become from that in Wales. The manifestos, of course, are talking about the English NHS. Superficially, England and Wales seem to share some objectives, such as improved … Continue reading

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The Yanks are still coming

Having just returned from a holiday in the USA it was interesting to read David Hands’ blog about President Obama’s health reforms. Those of us brought up with the virtues of the Welfare State running through our veins find it astonishing that … Continue reading

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What’s the Story?

The Election Campaign Express is now gathering speed as the competing voices of politicians grow ever louder and – dare I say it? – become almost interchangeable, merging into a relentless cacophony whipped up by the media. There’s blogging and … Continue reading

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A Mighty Leap for the USA?

The passage of the US healthcare bill is undoubtedly a major political triumph for President Obama. By 2019, almost all Americans will, at last, be covered by almost comprehensive health insurance. In the US context this is undeniably a major … Continue reading

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