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Section 2.11. Section 2.11. All citizens have the right to free, quality healthcare at the point of need, subject to available resources.
Section 2.11. What does "quality" mean? Of the highest available quality? If so, it should be stated.
Section 2.11. Additional clauses are required to cover rights to (1) adequate housing (2) adequate food (quantity and quality sufficient to sustain well being) (3) dignity, security and personal care in old age. Education, health and these other rights should be grouped together in the ordering of the sub-paragraphs in this section
Section 2.11. By ‘free’ healthcare, who has to pay for it?
Section 2.11. Section 2.11. At the end of this Section add “Currency supply must be increased if necessary to finance and ensure the availability of such resources.”
To produce a new resource a country with its own currency can increase the amount of its currency to the value of additional building, infrastructure and equipment resource without decreasing the value of the currency. Also recent research ( https://www.nhsconfed.org/system/files/2022-10/Health-investing-and-economic-growth-analysis.pdf ) indicates a growth in health care investment would actually result an economic growth equivalent to four times that investment.
Section 2.11. I think JISter is referring to the Constitutional Money provisions proposed in Article 8 where financing of public investment in buildings and infrastructure are funded & accounted for as capital and separate from the associated running expenses. More at www.scottishmonetaryreform.com
Section 2.11. Arfem is correct. I think it would be better if I adjusted my proposed addition to the end of Section 2.11 to “Currency supply must be increased if necessary to finance and ensure the availability of building, infrastructure and equipment resources.” I would appreciate your opinion.
Section 2.11. Hi JiSter! Most rights and entitlements have implications for the public finances and will be enforceable only within the terms of Article 8 (Currency & Public Finances). What you say above about the different ways of treating capital investment and running costs is just one part of Constitutional Monetary Policy. So perhaps as both Articles ate co-dependent, rather than ‘subject to available resources’ it might be more useful to say ‘subject to the provisions of Constitutional Money in Article 8’?
Section 2.11. All citizens have the right to free, quality healthcare and socialcare at the point of need subject to available resources.
Section 2.11. This amendment needs its reference number and descriptive headline to meet the Guidelines. Reason is it will shortly become lost among others and miss out on the votes & rankings. Please add flags to request removal by Moderators and re-post. Thanks!
Extension for Care of the Elderly
Section 2.11. All citizens have the right to free, professional healthcare at the point of need, subject to availability of qualified personnel, to extend to subsidized care and appropriate accommodation for the elderly unable to maintain their own home and independence within the resource of their personal State Benefit entitlement.