Comments on: Politicians need to get a grip on what matters Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Oliver Chettle Mon, 18 Jan 2010 12:15:36 +0000 The problem can be solved by slashing expenditure on healthcare. Healthcare is a false religion. If life expectancy goes up say two years in the next twenty, but everything else stays the same, the country won’t feel any better about itself than it does now.