W.R. Mead notes the downside
of government-run health care:
Fans of government health care keep telling us that government can do the job, and they point to countries like the UK as examples where single payer, government run health care systems deliver high quality, compassionate care.
They are either grossly ignorant or they are lying through their teeth.
A recent study by a British healthcare regulator finds that half of all elderly people in Britain’s nursing homes are being denied basic health services.
NYT columnist Paul Krugman wrote sometime ago:
"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."
What a relief... Unless... unless he is grossly ignorant or lying through his teeth. What are the odds?