We’ve long held single-payer healthcare is a colossal cesspool of suckage. Unfortunately for people who die live under that system, time and the news keep proving us right. Which is what’s happening right here. The UK’s healthcare system is so clogged up, they’re being forced to outsource some of their surgeries to France:
After years of austerity, Britain’s lumbering National Health Service is under enormous strain, with severe shortages of beds and medical staff, all of which is producing waiting times for nonemergency procedures to stretch over months, and sometimes beyond a year.
To cope, the N.H.S. has been quietly outsourcing some surgeries to three hospitals in France for the last year or so. It is a little-known partnership, because the N.H.S. is not eager to advertise the measures it is being forced to take.
Leftists are forever promising single-payer is the bee’s knees. Yet, here we’ve got “utopian” healthcare Mecca, the UK, having to outsource their sick folks over to Frogville. France. Hardly a country known for its great anything, other than dining. It’s now overflow for Britain’s sickly.
None of this is surprising after you’ve heard about other single-payer horror stories. You know, spending a fortnight’s stay in the loo. Getting the shaft from the emergency room while you’re in the middle of dying. Being told you’re too blubbery for a surgeon to waste his time on you. Pretty standard stuff in a “universal” healthcare system.
Every hospital in the entire UK is too busy to do the old slice n’ dice on their citizens. So, Dr. Chevalier is picking up the slack by passing up his croissant break to attend to Sir Codsworth’s knee replacement. It’s now so bad in the UK, France has to save Britain. Talk about a historical plot twist for the ages.
It may be about that time for the left to admit their precious single-payer is not living up to the hype.