Socialism, no matter where it’s tried, is a failure.
I don’t want to hear about how the US health system failed, hence the need for Obamacare, the US government has long since before Obama meddled in healthcare, causing sharp prices in care and keeping citizens from shopping around the US for a better healthcare insurer. Heavy handed quotas for doctors license have kept the price of a doctor sky high, and subsidized universities and colleges have driven up the cost of educating them. One will have to ask, why is it that doctors used to be able to make house calls, and the patients able to afford it?
Norway hospital saves cash with dirty windows
Published: 22 Apr 2015 23:29 GMT+02:00
Stavanger University Hospital estimates that by ceasing to wash windows that cannot be reached easily from the ground level, it will save some 200,000 kroner per year ($25,000) by not needing to hire a crane.
“It says something about the tough priorities when it comes to spending,” Emma Husabø Manin, head of internal services at the hospital, told the local Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper. “Cleaning the windows our own staff cannot reach is not a priority this year.”
Despite its 4.7bn kroner annual budget, the hospital has been facing severe financial problems recently, with patients placed in the corridors because of a shortage of hospital beds.
The hospital crisis in Stavanger is so serious that it was raised in a debate in Norway’s national parliament, the Storting, on Monday.
Earlier this month, the Norwegian Nurses Organisation warned that the hospital was in danger of failing to provide an acceptable standard of care.