A good article on national health care via Bonz at Gulf Coast Pundit:
Government health care advocates once sang the praises of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). That’s until its poor delivery of health care services became known.
A recent study by David Green and Laura Casper, “Delay, Denial and Dilution,” written for the London-based Institute of Economic Affairs, concludes that the NHS health care services are just about the worst in the developed world. The head of the World Health Organization calculated that Britain has as many as 25,000 unnecessary cancer deaths a year because of under-provision of care.
Twelve percent of specialists surveyed admitted refusing kidney dialysis to patients suffering from kidney failure because of limits on cash. Waiting lists for medical treatment have become so long there are now “waiting lists” for the waiting list.
Government health care advocates sing the praises of Canada’s single-payer system. Canada’s government system isn’t that different from Britain’s. For example, after a Canadian has been referred to a specialist, the waiting list for gynecological surgery is four to 12 weeks, cataract removal 12 to 18 weeks, tonsillectomy three to 36 weeks and neurosurgery five to 30 weeks.
Toronto-area hospitals, concerned about lawsuits, ask patients to sign a legal release accepting that while delays in treatment may jeopardize their health, they nevertheless hold the hospital blameless. Read the rest here.
I don’t get it. Anybody that has to deal with government employees knows that they aren’t the most motivated people in the world and are impossible to fire for poor work habits.
Look at Congress and the Senate, for example. They’re too damn lazy to read laws before they pass them. How stupid and lazy is that? Do you want people that may not be as motivated with as high a work ethic or morals to be in charge of your health care?
“But Swampieeeeee”, they may whine, “the Bill I’m supposed to vote on is 1,300 pages looooong! How am I supposed it read it?” Suck it up, asshole. That’s what you’re getting paid for, not to flit back and forth from California like a giant bat, not to impress other empty suits on the cocktail circuit, but to read these things and make rational decisions.
I am disgusted with our government. They would be overpaid if they received no wages.