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Josef Stalin Would Have Admired the U.K.’s Government-Run Healthcare System

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Jun 30, 2013 7:23 AM
"Our system is grossly inefficient and wasteful thanks to government-caused third-party payer." You're partly right: the government creates inefficiency. (Government doesn't create wealth or jobs. Inefficiency is one of the few things it DOES create.) But for 200 years, this country did pretty well without a healthcare system. There were individual doctors and patients and corporations such as hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers; but there was no system. Government's attempts at creating a system where none existed and none was needed are destroying what was once the envy of the world.
rwright Wrote: Jun 30, 2013 1:24 PM
Did those people who could not afford health care think it was "the envy of the world"? I don;t think so. Insurance companies decided who lived and who was not eligible for a given treatment. Death panels anyone?
Englishlass Wrote: Jun 30, 2013 2:07 PM
Liberal troll brainless spam and nonsense.

There was NO ONE denied health care due to a lack of money; Hospitals were mandated to provide care whether or not the patient could pay; That's a LARGE part of the cost for healthcare. Why buy insurance when you can get it for free.
rwright Wrote: Jun 30, 2013 5:14 PM
Hospitals only provided care through their emergency wards. By the time you got to emergency, where there were long waits, you had a high probability of not walking out.
true liberal Wrote: Jun 30, 2013 8:33 AM

In addition ... Advocates of Public Healthcare systems say that it is too important to leave to the free market.

I say it is too important not to.