Thursday, February 26, 2015

MVNHS© Circling the Drain?

While prognosticators opine breathlessly on the potential Halbig/King/Burwell fallout, it may be instructive to cast our eyes eastward to see how Britain's Much Vaunted National Health System© is faring:

"NHS may be forced to abandon free healthcare for all, says Britain's top doctor"

Wait, what?

That can't be good.

Surely he's overstating the case, right?

Not so much:

"If the NHS continues to function as it does now, it’s going to really struggle to cope because the model of delivery and service that we have at the moment is not fit for the future."

Turns out, if something's "free" it's likely to be much in demand, and you know the old saw: "You can have it fast. You can have it cheap. You can have it good. Pick two."

Under a nationalized health are scheme such as the MVNHS©, it's readily apparent that the folks in charge have long opted for the first two. Now, they're even failing at least one of those, which does not bode well for the average Brit.

Interestingly, the good doctor is calling for a more holistic delivery approach, with services more centrally located and delivered. Now, how - or even if - that can be accomplished becomes the next big challenge.
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