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Thursday 31 January 2019

The secondary costs of a failing medical system

In October 2018 I wrote about the 'secondary' costs of medical failure.

Secondary costs do not concern the building of hospitals, the employment of medical staff, or the delivery of treatment to sick patients, et al. Given the monopoly of conventional medicine in health services around the world these are certainly costly enough!

But society also has to pay the price of conventional medical failure, and particularly the creation of illness and disease by pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines.

Several English councils have reported that they have overspent, by at least £324m, on their budgets for young adults and children with special needs during the financial year 2018-2019. BBC News said that 136 local authorities provided information, under Freedom of Information laws, and discovered that 123 have overspent on their 'high needs' budget. They were said to be at 'breaking point'. In response, the government told the BBC that it is providing an extra £250m to ease these pressures, and another £100m on new school places.

Dorset County Council, for instance, reported that since 2014 the number of under-25's on education, health and care plans has grown by more than two-thirds! Its 'high needs' budget has been overspent every year, and the council is now predicting a £13m deficit for the coming financial year. A council spokesman said that Dorset was not alone, and that "a day of reckoning will be coming very soon".

So who are these 'high needs' children?
They are children with physical or learning disability, or behavioural difficulties. Local councils, quite rightly, have a responsibility to provide services for them, and those responsibilities have grown by the decision to extend responsibility from age 18 to 25. At the same time there has been a large reduction in county council funding since 2010. Yet neither of these reasons can explain a two-thirds increase! Most of the increase is the result of increasing numbers of children growing into adulthood with physical or learning disability, and behaviour problems.

Readers of this blog, and my DIE's website, will be aware, many of these disabilities are known (although not acknowledged) to be the direct result of pharmaceutical drug and vaccine damage. I have already written about some of these, the links to my DIE's website provided listing the drugs and vaccines known to cause the condition.

All these children require special educational services for many years. Some will move on to colleges and universities, or into apprenticeships, although usually requiring additional support. They are all children, growing into adulthood, who but for dangerous drugs and vaccines they have taken, would have been independent people, living their own lives, contributing fully to society. 
  • Many will never be able to lead independent lives. 
  • Some will be totally dependent on care.

So this is not just a problem for councils, caught between their legal duties towards people with disability, and the requirement to balance their budgets. It is a problem created by a medical system that has failed, that is causing harm to our children and young people, who would all, otherwise, have become fully functioning members of society. It is a human tragedy, transforming the lives of people from net contributors to the economy to a lifetime charge upon it.