Monday, March 18, 2019

MVNHS© Winninng: A Story in Two Parts

Part 1:

This is what happens when a country turns its medical care over to government bureauweenies. As a result of consistent and increasing budget cuts, the Much Vaunted National Health Service© is "push[ing] more patients towards paying for treatment privately."

Wait, what?

"paying for treatment privately"

It's a not-so-closely guarded secret that even countries with government-run health "care" have huge markets for private insurance. As we reported 7+ years ago:

"Private Medical Insurance ... allows you to have complete reassurance of knowing that, should the need arise you and your family can receive medical treatment privately, without waiting for the NHS to treat you."

We wondered at the time about why this was necessary, given the free and widely available health care that is the MVNHS©. Now we know.

Part B):

One of our most enduring memes here at IB is the fact that health care ≠ health insurance. That is, what good is the coverage if there's no one to provide the care?

Well, our British Cousins are learning this lesson good and hard. From FoIB Rich W:

A lesson to be learned as we rush headlong toward #Medicare4All: Be careful what you wish for.
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