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

None1257 Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 2:12 PM
The basic question before us is, are we better off depending on someone else to pay for our needs and wants, or are we better off paying for our own needs and wants. If the answer is we are better off having someone else paying for our needs and wants, should the government pay for the food we absolutely need in order to live?

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,”...