Thursday, February 11, 2016

MVNHS© Struggling

Britain's Much Vaunted National Health System© is "on its knees:"

"[T]hanks to migrants from the European Union (EU) taking advantage of free movement rules.

Cancer treatment can cost up to £200,000 for the UK’s socialised healthcare service, and under Brussels law Britain must offer it to all EU nationals

Long-time readers may recall co-blogger Mike's post on the Schengen Convention, which required  "that persons seeking an entry visa to a signatory country must have adequate medical insurance of their own." At the time, this was apparently vigorously enforced. Now, not so much:

"NHS Trusts were not prepared for the millions of EU migrants who have poured into Britain because the Government estimate was nowhere near the reality."

Sounds familiar, no?

The result, of course, is that the already shaky national health care scheme has become even less stable, as the government (really the British taxpayer, of course) scrambles to provide even modest levels of care. Add in the ever-increasing provider shortage ("less than 20 per cent of students wanting to become GPs") and you having the makings of an impending total collapse of the system.

But don't get too confident about our own, since we're facing pretty much the same (bleak) future under ObamaCare and open borders.

My favorite part of the MVNHS© saga, though, is this gem:

"Britain is attracting thousands of health tourists from across the EU who cannot get certain drugs or treatments in their home country so come to Britain and demand them as EU citizens."

"Health tourists." Yeah, go with that.

[Hat Tip: Co-blogger Bob V]
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