Trump and Hunt lock heads over the NHS
US President Donald Trump and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care have taken to Twitter to clash over the NHS. Twitter outbursts are nothing new for Trump. The latest controversy means that the NHS is under scrutiny from the world.
The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working. Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal medical care. No thanks!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
While Trump accused the NHS of “going broke and not working, Hunt defended the UK’s healthcare system.
“NHS may have challenges but I’m proud to be from the country that invented universal coverage – where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance,” Hunt tweeted.
I may disagree with claims made on that march but not ONE of them wants to live in a system where 28m people have no cover. NHS may have challenges but I’m proud to be from the country that invented universal coverage – where all get care no matter the size of their bank balance https://t.co/YJsKBAHsw7
— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) February 5, 2018
People in the UK do not know that universal healthcare exists for long-term needs. No clearer is this than with regards to adult social care. Many people don’t know that they can access the NHS Continuing Healthcare Fund. People who have long-term healthcare requirements are the intended audience for this funding. This includes people who have dementia, have experienced stroke(s), or have a significant cognitive impairment. You or a relative could qualify.
NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding – financial support you can access
People believe NHS Continuing Healthcare funding is means-tested. This is a myth. The biggest example of misinformation is that if you have a house then this must be sold to pay for the cost of health care. This is false. You are entitled to financial support for long-term healthcare costs, whether you have savings or not. Many people aren’t informed of this. They aren’t given accurate information about what support they are entitled to.
Such a common misunderstanding means that every year, people are paying healthcare costs which they should not be. This not only results in unnecessary financial loss, but it can create huge stress for entire families.
The UK has an ageing population, and the nation is facing growing older and working out how to tackle their affairs, as well as how to look after ageing relatives. Caring for our parents shouldn’t result in financial stress. Yet, people are falsely assuming that they may not qualify for financial support when they might well be entitled to it.
It is often forgotten that our healthcare system was established to be universal when it comes to healthcare for older people. There is financial support available for those who need long-term healthcare. People will potentially pay thousands of pounds in unnecessary costs until the message is widely known. It is a message that needs to be told to the wider UK population, or people will continuing to keep paying potentially thousands of pounds when they should be receiving support.
If you would like more information on NHS Continuing Healthcare funding and how you could be eligible you can contact us today.
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