Monday, January 17, 2011


British Prime Minister David Cameron, discussing that country's desperate need for yet another "reform" of their bottomless pit of a socialized medicine scheme, calls the National Health Service "second rate" on a BBC radio show, then immediately tries to change his comment to "second best", as if the clarification really matters. 

We think Mr. Cameron had it pretty well nailed on his first attempt to describe the bankrupt debacle they've got going over there, .

Second best to what, by the way?  The U.S., no doubt, at least until Dear Leader's own Ponzi scheme drops us to somewhere between Romania and Papua New Guinea in quality.

PM Cameron's take on what it's going to take to fix the system, which is costing the subjects there over 158 billion dollars (U.S.) a year for the "privilege" of long waits for access and substandard care?

"'We need modernisation, on both sides of the equation. Modernisation to do something about the demand for healthcare, which is about public health.'

'And modernisation to make the supply of healthcare more efficient, which is about opening up the system, being competitive and cutting out waste and bureaucracy."  (emphasis ours)

Wouldn't the logical endpoint of such reforms be... privatization?  Which we in America already have, along with what is universally recognized as the best health care in the world.  So why should our country suffer through the exact same 60-year failed experiment that England is presumably getting ready to mercifully end?

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