Patient Name: Beth
In this week’s episode, Beth talks about the current disability benefits situation in the UK. We talked about the cuts to disability programs, the recent surprise resignation of the mastermind behind many of these cuts, and the NHS approach to pain management—or lack thereof.
I asked for more listeners from outside the US, or living as immigrants, expats, refugees, etc. in the US, who might be interested in being on the podcast to contact me. In US media we get so little information about other healthcare systems, and they are often either demonized or idealized, when the truth is probably somewhere in the middle. So if you’re in another country and want to talk about your healthcare system and experience in it, or you’re from one place and living in another and want to talk about how your healthcare in either place compares, I’d love to hear from you!
Record and send me a voice memo, write me about it from our contact page or insicknesspod [at] gmail [dot] com, or get at me on Twitter or Tumblr @insicknesspod. Tell me where you’re from, what your experience has been, and if you’d like to be on the show! Because talking about the American healthcare system all the time is getting really depressing. 👀
"Welfare State in the United Kingdom” from Wikipedia
"PIP cuts: The disability benefit cuts that sparked a Tory civil war” from The Independent
"Thousands have died after being found fit for work, DWP figures show" from The Guardian
"UN inquiry considers alleged UK disability rights violations” from The Guardian
"How the Iain Duncan Smith resignation crisis unfolded” from The Guardian
"In full: Iain Duncan Smith resignation letter” from the BBC
"UK’s EU Referendum" aka the ‘Brexit’ topic page from the Financial Times