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Jobs for the boys – and a possible conflict of interest – in new government contract

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This isn’t just a benefits question. If doctors and consultants legitimate and fact based medical evidence is no longer the criterion on which claims are assessed, then why do we need doctors and consultants? It follows that Maximus and other similar companies will take over the role of said doctors and consultants and another huge chunk of the NHS is privatised.

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[Image: Ktemoc Konsiders - http://ktemoc.blogspot.co.uk/] [Image: Ktemoc Konsiders – http://ktemoc.blogspot.co.uk/%5D The Coalition government has named the company that is to carry out its new programme to discourage people from claiming incapacity benefits – and, like all Coalition decisions, it is a disaster.

The contract for the new Health and Work Service in England and Wales will be delivered by Health Management Ltd – a MAXIMUS company.

This is triply bad for the United Kingdom.

Firstly, MAXIMUS is an American company so yet again, British taxpayers’ money will be winging its way abroad to boost a foreign economy, to the detriment of our own.

Next, MAXIMUS is already a Work Programme provider company in the UK. The Work Programme attempts to shoehorn jobseekers – including people on incapacity benefits – into any employment that is available, with the companies involved paid according to the results they achieve (on the face of it. In fact, it has…

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Written by Smiling Carcass

27/07/2014 at 9:14 PM

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