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

ManxMinnJack Wrote: Oct 21, 2012 11:08 PM
All of the above. Some doctors quit, and many more would-be doctors change their minds, because it isn't worthwhile to be a doctor any more. Millions of people who would hesitate to go to the doctor with every minor ailment, if they were paying for service, flock in for medicals once it is "free". Plus, above all, within the total health care industry budget, an ever increasing proportion goes to pay for bureaucracy rather than treatment. That, after all, is what government does well: make jobs for paper shufflers. The outcome is that costs keep rising, but less and less is spent on medicine.

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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