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Health reform rhetoric gets personal for Britons

Washington Post, August 13, 2009
Allegations made against Britain's state-funded healthcare service recently by critics of President Obama's proposed healthcare reforms have irked British health officials, who say they are misleading, exaggerated, and sometimes just plain wrong. Hamish Meldrum, the chairman of the British Medical Association, said in a statement that he has been dismayed by the "jaw-droppingly untruthful attacks" by some American critics.