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...die, at least if the the example of Stafford Hospital can be taken as a benchmark.
I’ll say more on this appalling case in a moment, but first a word on our National Health Service (NHS), the great sacred cow that politicians criticise at their peril. We have here a system of socialised medicine set up in the immediate post-war period by the then Labour government of Clement Atlee.
Orwell, a self-defined socialist, though of a unique kind, was a supporter. What would he have made of the dream if he had been alive now? Here we are, seventy years on, and English hospitals ... (more)
... States really know about our health care provision. Yes, it’s true; family doctor services and hospital care are indeed ‘free at the point of contact’. The real costs are elsewhere, and they are considerable. Anyway, let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of socialised medicine. I’ll show you something that’s bound to change your mind.
King’s article recalled a piece I wrote some years ago exposing some of the more outrageous aspects of the NHS. I shall proceed with the same points, though updated and adjusted principally for an American... (more)
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