Bump for Coles2
Some of us don't watch rté
Besides, hidden health waiting lists
are not a surprise. My GP told me about these so-called hidden lists years ago. It is only now that rté are covering it. It's akin to people removed from the unemployed live register onto jobbridge/ce schemes.
And housing completions statistics, or crime figures, or GDP growth figures and 'leprechaun economics'...
hmmm... I'm starting to see a pattern here.
With regards to improving the Public Health system, first you have to stop deliberately fucking it. Brendan Howlin let the cat out of the bag when he said that in order to create a private health care 'market' they needed the Public system to be inferior."Why else, if it was first rate, would people pay for a private system?'
Drive down the cost of living and you can drive down Public sector pay and pensions. If you have a stupid government policy to deliberately drive up rents and property prices and you can't reform anything. With a high cost of living you can't keep young nurses and doctors; you can't attract them from abroad. With high public sector wages the private health system can't compete at an economic level, insurance rates go through the roof, and the entire system fails. The problem is one of stupidity.