Wednesday, October 23, 2013


It's been a while since we've heard from the Much Vaunted National Health System© (aka that which the ObamaTax seeks to become), which is a shame, since it provides a glimpse into our own future, health-wise.

First up, the Independent reports that "free" health care isn't really, um, free:

"Stagnant health spending combined with ever rising costs and demand mean the NHS is facing "the most challenging period in its 65-year existence," ... In a frank assessment of the dangers faced by the health service, senior officials ... say that the two years following the next general election will be pivotal in deciding whether the NHS can continue to provide free health care for all patients."

I think that we can all surmise what the answer will be. Math is relentless.

Next, the Daily Mail reports that the MVNHS© may well have found its cost-cutting groove:

"GPs have been paid bonuses to put elderly patients on controversial ‘death lists’ in an attempt to save the NHS money by cutting the number of people who die in hospital"

At $81 (£50) a pop, a doc could make a nice living on these one-way tickets to Liverpool (Pathway, that is).

Easy come, easy go.

[Hat Tip: Ace of Spades]
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