Trump and the NHS

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Trump and the NHS

Post by Meezer77 » Mon May 21, 2018 8:28 pm

This is worrying. There’s a rumour that he is going to use trade talks to force the NHS has to pay more for life saving drugs. Hope this is fake news.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42943768

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Re: Trump and the NHS

Post by Sam Vara » Mon May 21, 2018 9:52 pm

Where did you hear the rumour about trade and drugs? The BBC article seems to be about no more than his predictable disdain for the NHS, and his possible misunderstanding of the motives behind a protest march.

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Re: Trump and the NHS

Post by Meezer77 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:07 pm

Sam Vara wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:52 pm
Where did you hear the rumour about trade and drugs? The BBC article seems to be about no more than his predictable disdain for the NHS, and his possible misunderstanding of the motives behind a protest march.
From an email asking me to sign a petition to make trade deals more transparent. Could be scaremongering , but then again not entirely impossible.

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Re: Trump and the NHS

Post by Sam Vara » Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 pm

Meezer77 wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:07 pm
Sam Vara wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:52 pm
Where did you hear the rumour about trade and drugs? The BBC article seems to be about no more than his predictable disdain for the NHS, and his possible misunderstanding of the motives behind a protest march.
From an email asking me to sign a petition to make trade deals more transparent. Could be scaremongering , but then again not entirely impossible.
Ah, thanks. I'm sure Trump would have few scruples regarding the NHS if it came to a choice between that and putting "America First" in a trade deal; that's his mandate. One would hope that our negotiators would be putting "Britain First" in response!

I hadn't heard of this one, though, and to me it looks like a peculiarly British strain of TDS.

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Re: Trump and the NHS

Post by retrofuturist » Mon May 21, 2018 10:20 pm

Greetings,
Sam Vara wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:12 pm
One would hope that our negotiators would be putting "Britain First" in response!

I hadn't heard of this one, though, and to me it looks like a peculiarly British strain of TDS.
Agreed on both counts.

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Re: Trump and the NHS

Post by Meezer77 » Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 pm

What’s TDS? Googled it but nothin coming up

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Re: Trump and the NHS

Post by mikenz66 » Mon May 21, 2018 11:05 pm

This issue of drug prices isn't just a Trump thing, or possibly even a US thing. New Zealand (presumably like the UK) negotiates with drug companies about which drugs will be funded. I recall that the US has objected before that the procedure is anti-competitive (which trade negotiations is code for: "my companies can't make as much profit as they would like").

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Re: Trump and the NHS

Post by Dhammanando » Tue May 22, 2018 3:59 am

Meezer77 wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 pm
What’s TDS? Googled it but nothin coming up
Trump Derangement Syndrome

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/trump-der ... t-syndrome

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Re: Trump and the NHS

Post by Dinsdale » Tue May 22, 2018 8:43 am

Meezer77 wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 8:28 pm
This is worrying. There’s a rumour that he is going to use trade talks to force the NHS has to pay more for life saving drugs. Hope this is fake news.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42943768
I've heard the US wants a share of private health provision in the UK ( the NHS commissions quite a lot of services from private contractors ).
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Re: Trump and the NHS

Post by Meezer77 » Tue May 22, 2018 8:25 pm

Dhammanando wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 3:59 am
Meezer77 wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 pm
What’s TDS? Googled it but nothin coming up
Trump Derangement Syndrome

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/trump-der ... t-syndrome
Thanks. Can you get pills for it? 😊

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