Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Obamacare in England

Physician Theodore Dalrymple, writing in City Journal, warns us what we have to look forward to if Obamacare is not repealed.

"Americans would do well to ponder a recent admission by a former British minister in the Blair government. On March 2, the Guardian reported that the ex-minister, now Lord Warner, said that while spending on Britain’s National Health Service had increased by 60 percent under the Labour government, its output had decreased by 4 percent. No doubt the spending of a Soviet-style organization like the NHS is more easily measurable than its output, but the former minister’s remark certainly accords with the experiences of many citizens, who see no dramatic improvement in the service as a result of such vastly increased outlays. On the contrary, while the service has taken on 400,000 new staff members—that is to say, one-fifth of all new jobs created in Britain during the period—continuity of medical care has been all but extinguished. Nobody now expects to see the same doctor on successive occasions, in the hospital or anywhere else."

For more, just google NHS Left to die

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recommend dalrymple's latest book, Second Opinion, from Monday Books in the UK. It deals extensively with his work in the NHS and is an eye-opener to say the least!