In case you haven’t heard…Britain’s NIH is a disaster

Forbes headline:

U.K.’s Healthcare Horror Stories Ought To Curb Dems’ Enthusiasm for Single-Payer

From the text:

More than one in five British cancer patients waits longer than two months to begin treatment after receiving a referral from a general practitioner. In Scotland, fewer than 80 percent of patients receive needed diagnostic tests — endoscopies, MRIs, CT, scans and the like — within three months.

These delays are deadly. An analysis that covered just half of England’s hospitals found that almost 30,000 patients died in the past year while waiting for treatment — an increase of 57 percent compared to 2013.

Obviously the irony here is Democrats’ constantly talking about how many people here in the U.S. will die if Medicaid isn’t expanded. Then there’s Sen. Bernie Sanders (wouldn’t vote for him for dogcatcher) who wants “Medicare for all.” time and again I read articles about what a disaster Britain’s NIH is, time and again I hear Democrats like Sanders calling for nationalized healthcare here in the U.S. Go figure.

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

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