This may be perfectly okay in the UK, but it is an example of the types of things it takes to manage health care costs in a universal government system.
Too few doctors; too much demand for health care services? Either way the system must adjust.
Patients will be expected to see their GPs in groups of up to 15 under plans being considered by the NHS. Doctors said group consultations should become “the default” option offered by surgeries for many conditions, in an attempt to cope with growing shortages of GPs. The scheme is expected to be included in the NHS 10-year plan which is due to be published later this year. It is billed as an attempt to alleviate strain on family doctors, many of whom complain of being overworked.
The notion that a M4A plan will make all of our health care issues, including cost, go away is very naive as is the idea of significant savings. Playing with assumptions you can reach any conclusion you desire, but more often than not reality intervenes.
When you hear promises of “free” it’s time to be concerned. When the impression is created it will be business as usual when receiving healthcare, it’s time to be concerned. When there are no specifics with regard to funding, it’s time to be concerned.