British Hospitals Collapsing under weight of failed Socialized Medicine

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    by Douglas V. Gibbs
    UK hospitals on the verge of collapse as socialized medicine fails

    If you want to get a good look at the future of healthcare in America, compliments of the"Affordable Care Act," the monstrosity reform law known not-so-affectionately known as Obamacare, look across the Atlantic to Great Britain. Because of that law, our system is set to become nearly as socialized a system of medicine as is the system in England, where top doctors are now predicting that a number of hospitals there are "on the brink of crisis," the BBC is reporting.

    That's not politics, that's reality.

    According to the Royal College of Physicians, a trio of issues - rising demand, increasingly complex cases and falling numbers of hospital beds - is contributing to the destruction of the healthcare system there.

    In fact, the college's assessment said urgent care was already being compromised, warning that the situation was going to get worse unless some real workable solutions were implemented.

    As is usually the case, especially in the U.S. - where messianic faith in the "government-knows-best" approach is rampant among our entrenched bureaucracy and many of our elected leaders - British paper-pushers are tut-tutting the school's assessment, claiming the country's National Health Service (NHS) can handle any challenge, pending or in the future.

    Worsening standards, smaller budgets, less care

    Learn more: Natural News* Political Pistachio: British Hospitals Collapsing under weight of failed Socialized Medicine

    And this is exactly what Obozo wants for us. I don't care about those lying ads trying to scare seniors about higher costs! I DO NOT want Death Panels and the restrictions placed by this socialist piece of excrement. :mad::mad:
     
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    The hospitals are collapsing because the doctors are leaving.

    NHS suffers ‘brain drain’ of doctors - FT.com

    High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email ftsales.support@ft.com to buy additional rights. NHS suffers ‘brain drain’ of doctors - FT.com

    The National Health Service is suffering a “brain drain” of doctors as more medics trained at taxpayers’ expense choose to pursue their careers overseas, according to Financial Times research.
    Most go to Australia or New Zealand, say recruiters and doctors’ organisations, and data suggest more now choose to stay longer or settle permanently.
     
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    Morons, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is not equivalent to the NHS. Are you both liars (by so implying) or willfully ignorant?

    In the rare possibility you're both ignorant, see:

    Key Features of the Law | HealthCare.gov
     
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    Oh good lord. :laugh:

    Reminds me of JFK in 1962:

     
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    1962? Medicare wasn't even passed yet. We we different then too.
     
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    Indeed, it wasn't passed yet. That's why he was giving a speech arguing for its passage.

    The point is, anytime anything happens there's some contingent who starts babbling about the ills of the British system. And Kennedy's response remains pitch-perfect: they should talk about it in the U.K. because that's not (ever) what we're doing here.
     
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    A problem in Britain is too little state funding; not too much state funding.
     
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    That is something very bad. Now it is the public that is going to suffer because of this.
     
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    The Veteran's Administration in the US is the purest form of Socialism...works great.
     
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    The VA is probably one of the worst run agency in the federal government!!! :mad:

    And things are getting worse every day as veterans from earlier years are aging and thousands have returned from Iraq and are returning from Afghanistan.

    While it has thousands of paper pushers, it lacks sufficient medical facilities and qualified people to staff them. This makes no sense as, among those returning from the various battlefields, are highly-qualified medical personnel who understand their fellow vets far more than anyone else.

    Las Vegas is a perfect example of the VA boondoggle - it has an extremely high rate of vets and retired military personnel but it has taken more than 30 years to build a centralized hospital/medical facility to serve them. [One built several years ago was done so badly that it had to be shut down.] The one just finished is so far north of town that most disabled vets on limited incomes will not be able to get to it without a costly taxi ride.
    {most of those are paid by vouchers - at taxpayer expense!]

    I'm certain things are far worse in other areas.

    And, there is no way to compare the VA medical facilities to Britain's socialized mess.!:cool:
     

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