If you’ll remember, the new head of Medicare and Medicaid, Donald Berwick, is a big fan of Britain’s National Health Service. Do you think this is what he had in mind?
The Daily Telegraph has uncovered some disturbing news about some of the things covered under Great Britain’s health care:
One local authority is using its budget to pay for the services of a prostitute in Amsterdam, while others have said visits to lap dancing clubs are permissible under new policies which transfer funds directly to those who receive care from social services.
Holidays abroad, subscriptions for internet dating and driving lessons have all been funded by the taxpayer under a national initiative introduced by the last Government.
Now this may be welcome news to many members of Congress who enjoy the services of those practicing the world’s oldest profession, but we’re not so thrilled. You’ll want to read the full article, because it’s full of gems like this:
One local authority has agreed a care plan including payment for a 21-year-old with learning disabilities to have sex with a prostitute in Amsterdam next month.
His social worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said social services were there to identify and meet the needs of their clients – which, in the case of an angry and frustrated young man, meant paying for sex.