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Tuesday, February 20th 2007

Always fun to see…

…that socialized medicine (or indeed any health care funding with a global budget) have unique problems of their own. The message: there’s no perfect health care system, America.

NHS trusts in England are creeping deeper into debt, forecasts show.

Over one in three hospitals and primary care trusts, which pay for local services, are not expecting to balance their books this financial year.

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Norman Lamb, for the Liberal Democrats, said a lot trusts were being forced to take very tough measures to get their finances back on track.

“The impact on patient care around the country could be very damaging.”

And this is with already extensive rationing of health care.

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