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WEEKEND READER: Private Health Care's Road Show

Apr 3, 2022 Aditi Ramaswami
U.S.-based luxury health care is expanding its U.K. footprint and in doing so, compromising the country’s government-run National Health Service.
WEEKEND READER: Private Health Care's Road Show
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This week, Ohio-based Cleveland Clinic opened a new, 184-bed private hospital in central London — a move that further expands U.S. health care interests' global reach. The “state-of-the-art” facility, which was estimated to cost one billion pounds, targets "UK patients with private health insurance or the growing number of people who are paying for treatment themselves, along with overseas patients," according to The Guardian. It is also a way to lure patients and providers away from the National Health Service, the U.K.'s government-run health care system, and in doing so, may further entrench corporate health care on an international scale.

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