A group of staff on Britain’s socialized National Health Service (NHS), originally hired by an agency set up to help “reduce health inequalities”, are having private health insurance given to them courtesy of the taxpayer….
The Health Development Agency was set up in 2000 to “develop the evidence base to improve health and reduce health inequalities”.
NICE, an agency that frequently rejects potentially life-changing drugs for use by the general public because they would cost too much, paid out £3,091.49 last year for insurance for 19 members of staff, according to a Freedom of Information (FoI) requestobtained by the Times.
Roger Goss, the co-director of Patient Concern…:
“Why should we take any notice of Nice’s vast output telling everyone else how to behave when a team set up to reduce health inequalities then flouts that principle by giving its own staff preferential healthcare?”