Most of you have heard the Democrat party pushing that single-payer health care. They make it sound wonderful, even if nobody pushing it seems to understand basic math (see Jake Tapper Questions Bernie Sanders on Single Payer. He Can’t Answer and Uh Oh! Canadian Journalist Talks Healthcare. Admits Single-Payer Sucks). “Let’s be like every other country in Europe,” they say.
Countries like England, where nurse shortages (I’m assuming doctor shortages too) have patients dying alone?
Patients are dying alone on hospital wards because staff do not have enough time to care for them, nurses say. The mounting pressure across the UK is also leading to medicines being given late and patients being left in pain.
Among the other problems highlighted were:
- Medicines for sepsis, diabetes and Parkinson’s not being given on time
- Patients being left in pain because nurses were too busy
- Child patients going without food as staff had to prioritise treatment
- Patients not being moved, putting them at risk of bed sores
- Patients left in corridors because all the beds were full
- Community staff complaining they were not able to do everything asked of them
If only there were a system where the supply of nurses and doctors would meet the demands of sick people.
That system already exists, actually. It’s our old pal, the free market. Where efficiency and competition are the name of the game. If a hospital in the free market doesn’t provide quality service at a reasonable price? That hospital goes bye-bye. Faster than Anthony Weiner whips out his dangle and a camera for a high-schooler. It’s not a perfect system by any means, but it beats shortages and death panels.
It pains me to say it but, single-payer horror stories like this are all too common. Turning down dying cyclists for emergency treatment? Giving death sentences to baby boys? That’s just business as usual in a “universal” healthcare system. Inferior service, if you’re lucky enough to even get service, at a colossal cost to the taxpayer.
Socialist healthcare, like every other socialist thing, doesn’t work. Just ask a Venezuelan how Marxism is working out for them. Just be ready to bolt in case he and his starving family try to eat you. But, none of the evidence will stop leftists from wanting to import that system here.
Some advice. Don’t fall for their talk of “free” stuff: