Great Moments in Socialized Medicine

Great Moments in Socialized Medicine

“British health care is little better than that of former Communist countries, which spend a fraction of the billions poured into the NHS”–the National Health Service–reports London’s Daily Mail:

  1. British cancer and heart attack victims are more likely to die than almost anywhere in the developed world
  2. Asthma and diabetes patients are more than three times as likely to end up in hospital as their neighbours in Germany
  3. Life expectancy in Britain–79 years and six months for a man–is far worse than in France, where men expect to live until 81. The deficit is similar for women
  4. Britain performed only marginally better than former Communist states whose governments spend only half as much on healthcare.

But there is also good news for Brits, courtesy of former Enron adviser Paul Krugman (And New York Times columnist): “In Britain, the government itself runs the hospitals and employs the doctors. We’ve all heard scare stories about how that works in practice; these stories are false.”

Never let the facts stand in the way of the opinion of a columnist for the Daily Fishwrapper!

About Alex Scipio

About Alex Scipio: Alex moved out of the People's Republic of California to the Free State of Arizona, finally tiring of the lack of the Bill of Rights, the overgrown idiocracy, and the catering to non-Americans & welfare recipients. He still wonders how America got from Truman, Eisenhower, and Daniel Patrick Moynihan to the Liberal and Conservative extremes so badly managing America today. And, yes, islam DOES need to be annihilated. And doing what he can to get folks away from the extremes of political life.
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