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Prescription charges abolished in Scotland

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banned5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
After realising this wasn't an April Fool, I have to say this is a bad move.

Charges have gone up 20p in England to £7.40 - which is a good thing. Those who need it should pay for it in my humble opinion.
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banned5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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banned#1
1 Like #2
good news,hopefully will come to england soon

free healthcare for everyone!
#3
It's a complete Joke really. Why should people get prescriptions for free?

This coming from someone Scottish who has to get a prescription per month
#4
Its so unfair. It costs me a fortune at the chemist for my medication plus i've been unwell recently and had to have extra. I don't earn any money so sometimes I do without as I can't afford the prescription.
banned#5
How long before this turns into a I hate everyone on benefits thread?

Edit: too late
banned#6
Good but I'm sure taxes will be covering the cost of free prescriptions

It will happen in England one day
banned#7
What happened to the racist's thread?
#8
plumberman01
my o/h used to pay £14 every month but the doc used to give him 2months at a time so £14 every 2 months..its not much but at the time he wasnt on high wages.

I lived in an area where none of the single parent women worked but had boyfriends who did...so they had the income support plus wages..but they didnt pay.

I guess to abolish fees would at least make it fair?

What about the obese smokers who need more prescriptions than anyone because they eat too much and are unfit/unwell? They should have to pay for prescriptions.

These drugs cost the NHS millions.
#9
Charges have gone up 20p in England to £7.40 - which is a good thing. Those who need it should pay for it in my humble opinion.


Are you kidding? Do you not think we pay enough through national insurance and tax?

Edited By: kroozing on Apr 01, 2011 09:00: typo
1 Like #10
Y2K008
How long before this turns into a I hate everyone on benefits thread?

Edit: too late


I think this is the opposite, why should a millionaire be entitle to free prescriptions. Especially Duncan Banatine....he should pay for his anti-miserable pills.
1 Like #11
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.
#12
master_chief
What happened to the racist's thread?
just reading through that got to page 7 then bang!
was getting good to.
banned#13
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.
thats because we have our own goverment now ma wee lassie....
get onto your mp if you are unhappy and get something done....btw dont hate the player ,hate the game.
banned#14
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.


Why should people who don't use prescriptions pay for those who do? I pay enough in NI for an NHS I never use.
#15
Been free in Wales for years :D
banned#16
Y2K008
How long before this turns into a I hate everyone on benefits thread?

Edit: too late
what have benefits got to do with it..personally i have always thought anybody that works and pays national insurance should get their presciptions for free....
banned#17
DAMNOME
Been free in Wales for years :D


You're also getting free emergency contraception pills from today. Do you think someone somewhere is trying to control the Welsh population? oO
banned 1 Like #18
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.

Why should people who don't use prescriptions pay for those who do? I pay enough in NI for an NHS I never use.

Same goes for any kind of insurance policy. That's tax. That's life.
1 Like #19
JonnyTwoToes
DAMNOME
Been free in Wales for years :D

You're also getting free emergency contraception pills from today. Do you think someone somewhere is trying to control the Welsh population? oO


We pay for it by charging people to come into Wales :p
banned 2 Likes #20
nightstud
master_chief
What happened to the racist's thread?
just reading through that got to page 7 then bang!
was getting good to.

To be honest i was feeling a little ill with all the agreeing with JTT I was doing. Having a chemical shower now.
banned#21
nightstud
master_chief
What happened to the racist's thread?

just reading through that got to page 7 then bang!
was getting good to.


To summarise, OP was a racist, I'm obese and that squirrel chap is not a full packet of cheese and onion.
1 Like #22
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.


Why should people who don't use prescriptions pay for those who do? I pay enough in NI for an NHS I never use.


But you may use them! That's another discussion - you can then go on to say why pay for schools when you don't have children and why pay for lighting in towns when you live in the country! You and yours may benefit one day - but it should at least be a system which is fair.
banned#23
Y2K008
How long before this turns into a I hate everyone on benefits thread?

Edit: too late


I don't hate people on benefits.

I've just never quite understood why I should have to pay for a prescription so that I'm able to work, in order for the government to take a not inconsiderable piece of MY money and use it to give free medication to people who don't contribute.

I understand that I can afford the prescription, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I should.
banned#24
DAMNOME
JonnyTwoToes
DAMNOME
Been free in Wales for years :D


You're also getting free emergency contraception pills from today. Do you think someone somewhere is trying to control the Welsh population? oO



We pay for it by charging people to come into Wales :p


People go 'into' Wales? That an April Fool?
#25
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.



Scripts? Isn't that what smackheads call their methadone prescription?
banned#26
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.


Why should people who don't use prescriptions pay for those who do? I pay enough in NI for an NHS I never use.


But you may use them! That's another discussion - you can then go on to say why pay for schools when you don't have children and why pay for lighting in towns when you live in the country! You and yours may benefit one day - but it should at least be a system which is fair.


You're not wrong but I think the prescription thing is a but different to the other areas you mention.
I know off people who will do anything to get 'signed off work' and part of this is usually entails getting a prescription of some kind.

Free prescriptions for the elder population of those with critical or long term illness is fine by me - everything else they should pay for as and when they need it.
banned#27
FilthAndFurry
Y2K008
How long before this turns into a I hate everyone on benefits thread?

Edit: too late

I don't hate people on benefits.

I've just never quite understood why I should have to pay for a prescription so that I'm able to work, in order for the government to take a not inconsiderable piece of MY money and use it to give free medication to people who don't contribute.

I understand that I can afford the prescription, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I should.

Views on foreign aid?
#28
deek72
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.



Scripts? Isn't that what smackheads call their methadone prescription?


It's called an abbreviation!

Edited By: d-j mitch on Apr 01, 2011 09:19
banned#29
master_chief
FilthAndFurry
Y2K008
How long before this turns into a I hate everyone on benefits thread?

Edit: too late


I don't hate people on benefits.

I've just never quite understood why I should have to pay for a prescription so that I'm able to work, in order for the government to take a not inconsiderable piece of MY money and use it to give free medication to people who don't contribute.

I understand that I can afford the prescription, but that doesn't necessarily mean that I should.


Views on foreign aid?


Cool with it. Most of these people don't have any opportunities in life and it greases the wheels of business and diplomacy.
#30
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.


Why should people who don't use prescriptions pay for those who do? I pay enough in NI for an NHS I never use.


But you may use them! That's another discussion - you can then go on to say why pay for schools when you don't have children and why pay for lighting in towns when you live in the country! You and yours may benefit one day - but it should at least be a system which is fair.


You're not wrong but I think the prescription thing is a but different to the other areas you mention.
I know off people who will do anything to get 'signed off work' and part of this is usually entails getting a prescription of some kind.

Free prescriptions for the elder population of those with critical or long term illness is fine by me - everything else they should pay for as and when they need it.


I'm happy to pay for mine though I think it's expensive - it make's me think twice before getting them!! I do agree that elderly, school age and terminal should still get them free - I have someone who meets that criteria on every level and you never know when they could be me.

Long term illness is another unfair one though - my best friend has thryoid so gets free scripts - my OH has high blood pressure and has to pay!!


Edited By: d-j mitch on Apr 01, 2011 09:21
banned#31
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.


Why should people who don't use prescriptions pay for those who do? I pay enough in NI for an NHS I never use.


But you may use them! That's another discussion - you can then go on to say why pay for schools when you don't have children and why pay for lighting in towns when you live in the country! You and yours may benefit one day - but it should at least be a system which is fair.


You're not wrong but I think the prescription thing is a but different to the other areas you mention.
I know off people who will do anything to get 'signed off work' and part of this is usually entails getting a prescription of some kind.

Free prescriptions for the elder population of those with critical or long term illness is fine by me - everything else they should pay for as and when they need it.


I'm happy to pay for mine though I think it's expensive - it make's me think twice before getting them!! Elderly, school age and terminal should still get them free.

Long term illness is another unfair one though - my best friend has thryoid so gets free scripts - my OH has high blood pressure and has to pay!!


High blood pressure is usually self inflicted though to be fair.
1 Like #32
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.


Why should people who don't use prescriptions pay for those who do? I pay enough in NI for an NHS I never use.


But you may use them! That's another discussion - you can then go on to say why pay for schools when you don't have children and why pay for lighting in towns when you live in the country! You and yours may benefit one day - but it should at least be a system which is fair.


You're not wrong but I think the prescription thing is a but different to the other areas you mention.
I know off people who will do anything to get 'signed off work' and part of this is usually entails getting a prescription of some kind.

Free prescriptions for the elder population of those with critical or long term illness is fine by me - everything else they should pay for as and when they need it.


I'm happy to pay for mine though I think it's expensive - it make's me think twice before getting them!! Elderly, school age and terminal should still get them free.

Long term illness is another unfair one though - my best friend has thryoid so gets free scripts - my OH has high blood pressure and has to pay!!


High blood pressure is usually self inflicted though to be fair.


Self inflicted??? It's hereditary!
#33
master_chief
What happened to the racist's thread?


Can't say for sure it's the reason but I did see a devout non-racist refer to someone as 'monkeybrains'. Hardly appropriate for a thread discussing racism. Or maybe it was? :|
#34
JonnyTwoToes
nightstud
master_chief
What happened to the racist's thread?
just reading through that got to page 7 then bang!
was getting good to.

To summarise, OP was a racist, I'm obese and that squirrel chap is not a full packet of cheese and onion.
thanks exactly what i thought lol.
#35
d-j mitch
deek72
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.



Scripts? Isn't that what smackheads call their methadone prescription?


It's called an abbreviation!


Really? Ok, I'll re-phrase it.

Scripts? That's what smackheads call their methadone prescription.
banned#36
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.


Why should people who don't use prescriptions pay for those who do? I pay enough in NI for an NHS I never use.


But you may use them! That's another discussion - you can then go on to say why pay for schools when you don't have children and why pay for lighting in towns when you live in the country! You and yours may benefit one day - but it should at least be a system which is fair.


You're not wrong but I think the prescription thing is a but different to the other areas you mention.
I know off people who will do anything to get 'signed off work' and part of this is usually entails getting a prescription of some kind.

Free prescriptions for the elder population of those with critical or long term illness is fine by me - everything else they should pay for as and when they need it.


I'm happy to pay for mine though I think it's expensive - it make's me think twice before getting them!! Elderly, school age and terminal should still get them free.

Long term illness is another unfair one though - my best friend has thryoid so gets free scripts - my OH has high blood pressure and has to pay!!


High blood pressure is usually self inflicted though to be fair.


Self inflicted??? It's hereditary!


95% of cases can be combatted through a better lifestyle (low alcohol consumption, exercise, healthy diet etc).
3 Likes #37
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
JonnyTwoToes
d-j mitch
I think its outrageous we should pay and they shouldn't. If everyone paid a nominal amount for their scripts it would be a much fairer and cheaper system.


Why should people who don't use prescriptions pay for those who do? I pay enough in NI for an NHS I never use.


But you may use them! That's another discussion - you can then go on to say why pay for schools when you don't have children and why pay for lighting in towns when you live in the country! You and yours may benefit one day - but it should at least be a system which is fair.


You're not wrong but I think the prescription thing is a but different to the other areas you mention.
I know off people who will do anything to get 'signed off work' and part of this is usually entails getting a prescription of some kind.

Free prescriptions for the elder population of those with critical or long term illness is fine by me - everything else they should pay for as and when they need it.


I'm happy to pay for mine though I think it's expensive - it make's me think twice before getting them!! Elderly, school age and terminal should still get them free.

Long term illness is another unfair one though - my best friend has thryoid so gets free scripts - my OH has high blood pressure and has to pay!!


High blood pressure is usually self inflicted though to be fair.


Self inflicted??? It's hereditary!


95% of cases can be combatted through a better lifestyle (low alcohol consumption, exercise, healthy diet etc).


Possibly, but that doesn't mean that 95% of cases are self-inflicted.
1 Like #38
Hi Jonny Two Toes! Those who self inflict through bad lifestlye choices can help to reverse the symptoms by improving their choices. However those who have the correct life style choices and are unlucky or have a family history of hypertension will need medication for life.

Edited By: d-j mitch on Apr 01, 2011 09:35
4 Likes #39
JonnyTwoToes
95% of cases can be combatted through a better lifestyle (low alcohol consumption, exercise, healthy diet etc).
You just made that statistic up didn't you. :p
banned#40
Being fit and healthy, this doesnt affect me. (innoculations aside, ive not been to a doctors surgery since 2002)

Im not going to get all upset because the Scots are getting this, though it is questionable how we can be called a United Kingdom, when such a policy is clearly made to invoke resentment.

Obviously you could say "move to Scotland" which personally would be an awful thing to endure.(no hate.... Just putting things in perspective) But spare a thought for the people of Leicester. Not only do they live there.... They have to pay perscription charges too!

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