BBC’s Panorama shows how disabled are targeted by government
By Dennis Moore; 28 August 2012 – WSWS
Panorama’s “Disabled or Faking It?”, screened by the BBC, gives a graphic account of the problems millions of people in the UK face when trying to claim Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
The programme was an exposé of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) medical tests that are carried out by the private company Atos Healthcare. Since the introduction of the assessment process, up to a third of claimants have been found fit for work.
Atos have been contracted to carry out assessments for the