Peter Bradshaw, at the Guardian, reviews Michael Moore’s movie Sicko:
Last week in this paper, Seumas Milne reported on the boa-constrictor-sized parasites of US private health insurance seeking to get their fangs into the British NHS. This magnificent new film from Michael Moore is a timely reminder of the grotesque mess that Americans have made for themselves with healthcare, and how insidiously easy it would be for the same thing to happen to us, little by little.
And on the subject of health, interesting to note that the GP fee cap is still marked for removal by National.
If you thought the public outcry might have been enough to have them reconsider, you’d be dead wrong.
Tony Ryall: “In light of the response [to the removal proposal] we are prepared to consider a monitoring regime to deal with public concern about relying solely on competition and patient pressure to manage fees.”(NZ Doctor, 10 Oct 2007)