Skip to comments.Why not have nationalized health care as they do in Britain?
Posted on 04/05/2012 11:16:45 AM PDT by landsbaum
The defenders of Obamacare, it is pretty obvious, dont intend to stop with dictating that you buy insurance, and what kind of insurance, and how much you must pay. They want a nationalized health care plan like Great Britains. Obamacare is a step, albeit a big step, in that direction. So, what would it be like to put the government in charge of your health care? Isnt that British system wonderful? Not exactly. But George Orwell would recognize it. An elderly woman was ordered to find a new GP because the carbon footprint of her two-mile round trips to the surgery where she had been treated for 30 years was too large, reports the Telegraph. ...
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Because IT SUCKS and costs too much?
How about over 2 years and almost 40 gall bladder attacks before surgery could be scheduled?
OUCH! over and over! Now fighting for the pain pills that she has become addicted to taking!
Or how about waiting six months for emergency surgery only to die after two?
Take Obamacare and this third world president to hell!
“Why not have nationalized health care as they do in Britain?”
Why not have a family of inbred trolls that like to wear flamboyant outfits pretend run the place while we are at it?
At root, except for the TRULY poor, why should I be coerced, literally at the point of a gun, to pay for my neighbor’s health care?
I think there were days she might have accepted that outcome! LOL
Yep, I have Trigeminal Neuralgia. It is extremely painful crainal nerve disorder. I was able to get an appt with a neurosurgeon within 6 days. I was reading a Trigeminal Neuralgia patient support forum and there was a women in the UK that said her appt with a neurosurgeon is 18 months away!
Darn, I think I remember we had a big fight to get away from the “trolls”!
So what other sources have you stolen material from in your effort to get blog hits?
My grandfather had TMN. It was know colloquially as “the suicide disease”.
The taxes that we pay here in England to keep the NHS afloat is about 4 times more expensive then a premium health insurance policy, plus the standard of service provided by the NHS is substandard to say the least.
The government is funding our healthcare, so they take a great interest in our health, that's why we have some of the most ridiculous health and safety laws in the world.
Please go google “ridiculous health and safety regulations in Britain” Americans haven't a clue, you think OSHA is bad.. You've seen nothing yet!
Yes, it is and I certainly know why.
What’s the difference between having a “Government issued Insurance Card” and “Healthcare”?
Actual medical treatment!!
The next time the author needs medical for any reason send him immediately to the UK to find out just how wonderful collectivist healthcare really is!
Why not nationalize IT? People have a right to good working computer networks and software, don’t they? Why not nationalize all farming, or dairy? People need to eat and children need milk, don’t they? Why not nationalize the film industry? People have a right to affordable entertainment, don’t they? Why not nationalize the legal profession? People have a right to have the same kind of legal representation OJ got, don’t they?
I wonder what the Australian medical plan is like? I recall an Australian visitor, 20 years or so ago now, telling me you must have mandatory health insurance there, but you have the option of a minimum care plan (cheapest), medium care plan, or the most expensive full care plan. Anybody know?
Because you are an idiot. National health services in the UK kills people.
Everybody’s gotta eat !
And not many US folks realize the extent of private insurance in the UK.
Part of the pay package by many companies to speed up doctors visit waiting time and diagnostic procedures.
Egalitarianism encourages people to do nothing and demand everything.It is tantamount to the abolition of causality in the earning of income,but also of cost in the spending of income.The egalitarianism of socialized medicine would result in the appearance of giving something free to the individual and chargeable to the group as a whole, and would make the consumption of the individual appear to be virtually costless-both to himself and to every other individual.
When this happens, there is increased demand by individuals, which leads to increase overall cost.More individuals seeking more care will also reduce the quantity and quality of supply of care available to each individual because doctor's time is limited.
To deal with these problems, the government will try to control medicine even more, making the practice of medicine unattractive as a profession, causing a decrease in the supply of doctors,leading to even more decrease in quantity and quality of supply of care.
Increased control over medical costs will also result in an assault on paying for advances in diagnosis and treatment.
Awww, how bloody nice of 'em.
“Why not have nationalized health care as they do in Britain?”
Because there is nothing European that the US should desire to emulate.
“....why should I be coerced, literally at the point of a gun, to pay for my neighbors health care?”
That’s the thing, you already do that with our healthcare system.
What’s different about UK system is that you’ll pay, but your neighbor won’t be able to get health care, in many cases, and neither will you.
However, I do think we are headed for some sort of UK-like system - a poorly funded public system that is “free” and a private system for people who don’t mind paying twice.
We can’t keep the system we have now. We can’t afford it.
>At root, except for the TRULY poor, why should I be coerced, literally at the point of a gun, to pay for my neighbors health care?
Even with the truely poor why should you be *coerced* to pay for their healthcare?
The significance of the Parable of the Good Samaratian is precisely that there was no coersion involved; it was illustrating the answer of the question “who is my neigbor?,” would the man that cared for the wounded man be a neighbor if there was a gun to his head? I think not.
Yes, you are absolutely right, and I WAS thinking of The Gospels.
I saw that inconsistency, unfortunately AFTER I had posted (no edit function on FR).
One too many clauses/thoughts in the same sentence.
“We cant keep the system we have now. We cant afford it.”
Probably not. However, the problems with our current system have more to do with not enough market rigor and personal responsibility brought to bear, than the need to go more collectivist.
“Probably not. However, the problems with our current system have more to do with not enough market rigor and personal responsibility brought to bear, than the need to go more collectivist.”
Our system has many collectivist elements already. Medicare/Medicaid covering at least half (and growing) of the market - leaving the other half to make up the losses incurred. That is not going to work much longer.
Market Rigor would have to include patients paying their own way if it were to work in the classical sense.
Personal responsibility would have to include telling people “no” when they want lifestyle-related care that they expect someone else to pay for.
That’s very well said.
Also: Take away the profit motive, and you take away most new advancement in medical and pharmaceutical science. Say goodbye to innovation. Whenever socialized medicine happens here... That’s the state of medical technology we’ll be stuck with for many decades.