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UK Government-Run Healthcare System: Soiled Bedclothes, Starving Patients

FletchforFreedom Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 3:28 PM
Sorry, Archie, fire your incompetent fact checker. The reality is exactly the opposite. Like all socialized systems, the Canadians show reducec costs by shifting administrative expenses to other areas of government and through rationing. In Ontario alone, some 170 people die every year waiting for just one type of heart surgery. That level of lethality is a cost not borne by the US (where lack of insurance is blamed directly - not the incomparable "contributed to" - for about 3,000 deaths out of 315 million ). The costs are not as low as claimed and the quality of care doesn't even approach that available in the US (regardless of income level).

During the Obamacare debate, Paul Krugman told us we could ignore stories about what was happening across the ocean, writing that “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.”

Every so often, I wonder how Krugman would define a “scare story.” How about starving babies to death, as I wrote about last month? Would he say that’s “false,”...