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Meet MAXIMUS – the new ATOS (but even worse)

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Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

Here’s one that got in under the radar.

The coalition government has chosen a VERY controversial US private company to run its new health assessment service to be called the Health and Work Service.

In less than 2 months time any employee who is sick enough to have to claim sick leave from work for more than 4 weeks will be assessed – mostly by phone – by employees of a US firm called MAXIMUS.

Apart from the ludicrous assumption that sick people can be assessed over the telephone, for some reason, when the UK government decided to hand the lucrative contract to run the service over to MAXIMUS, they also decided to ignore the numerous scandals involving the company in the US.

Here are just a few examples:

Lawmakers lash out at Maximus for questionable expenses payments

Medical workers allowed to keep practising despite failing drug…

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Written by Smiling Carcass

13/09/2014 at 10:31 AM

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