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Wanna Die? Try Government-Run Healthcare in the United Kingdom

ManxMinnJack Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 10:39 PM
I'm a Brit. I've lived in the US for about 35 years, but also retain a home on the other side of the pond. The British National Health Service (socialized health care) was instituted when I was a child. I've lived with it for most of my time, but still recall medicine before the NHS. One becomes resigned to accepting socialized health care, because realistically there is no option. One knows, however, that quicker and better treatment is available elsewhere. And that life support will be removed earlier than elsewhere. Sad.

I’m not a fan of the American healthcare system. It suffers from huge inefficiencies because of problems such as third-party payer, which is caused by government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid along with a system of tax code-driven over-insurance in the supposedly private sector.

But regardless of how much I grouse about the damage government causes in the United States, I can say with considerable...

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