Imagine, for a moment, you’re a skinny, soft, beta-male European. You’ve been sitting on your buttocks for the last two weeks in bone cracking pain. There’s a puss-filled mass on your spine. So at least you’re not completely spineless. The mass is benign but more painful than watching Lena Dunham eat cake while on a toilet. Ugh. The NHS won’t operate. Something about hospitals being filled to capacity. Better luck next time, sweet cheeks.
Prime Minister Theresa May was forced to apologize to patients after their operations were canceled due to NHS failings:
Earlier this week, officials at the National Health Service (NHS) in England recommended that hospitals cancel all non-urgent appointments and operations until next month. A flu outbreak, colder weather and high levels of respiratory illnesses have put hospitals in England under strain with many operating at or near full capacity.
Pause. Having the flu isn’t a valid reason to visit the doctor. I see why hospitals are full. A good reason to see a doctor or go to an ER is falling down the stairs. Slashing your fleshy scalp on your brother’s mounted sword collection. Your skin flapping in the breeze as you cruise to the ER in your convertible.
The NHS, which delivers free care for all and accounts for a third of government spending on public services, is typically one of the most important issues for voters during elections and one which is often regarded as a weakness for May’s Conservative party.
Opposition parties regularly accuse the government of failing to adequately fund the health service.
One London-based doctor wrote that conditions were so bad that he was practicing “battlefield medicine”, while another apologized for the “3rd world conditions” caused by overcrowding.
Conservative Theresa May had to apologize for the failings of a program she’s been trying to cut? Sounds about right. Progressives want to blame a lack of funding for the overcrowding. Nay, studies show people tend to use things in excess when they’re free. Which is why people are going to the doctor for the flu, crowding out people who actually need to be seen by a doctor.
Letting the government decide all the healthcare things lead to “battlefield conditions.” If healthcare was covered privately, and people saw the doctor when they needed to, overcrowding would level off and remedy itself.
Don’t believe me about those abhorrent waiting lists? Watch Canada muck it up: