Check out more insight into what the so-called "progressives" want to do to America’s health care system. Seems like our friends across the pond are getting desperate for alternatives from their "single-payer" system.
"Thousands of "health tourists" are going as far as India, Malaysia and South Africa for major operations – such is their despair over the quality of health services."
Remember this when a lefty tries to tell you that government run health care in other countries – such as England – results in better "health outcomes." Seems that a state run health care system leads to poorer quality, long waiting lists and dangerous cost-cutting measures:
"The first survey of Britons opting for treatment overseas shows that fears of hospital infections and frustration with NHS waiting lists are fueling the increasing trend."
Hhmm…where have we heard that argument before?
Read more about cases that may soon be coming to America if progressives get their way. If government-run health care is the panacea lefties continue to claim it is, why are so many Britons flying thousands of miles to seek care? This quote from a former hospital employee who flew to India to have heart surgery pretty much says it all:
‘I’m sorry to say that Third World standards are what we now find in British hospitals’
Furthermore, a British doctor expresses her concerns over the NHS in this article.
"Faced with such a health service, it is easy to understand why those who can afford it choose to have private treatment or even to go abroad. So much money has gone into the NHS in recent years, yet it is hard to see where it has disappeared to. Is this really the value for money we keep hearing about?"
Combine this with a number of recent articles depicting the growing amount of people being forced to perform dentristy on themselves (ouch!) in England, and it becomes hard to take the progressive arguments seriously. Is this really the type of health care system we want to foist upon "the children?"