UK hospitals on the verge of collapse as socialized medicine fails
If you want to get a good look at the future of healthcare in America, compliments of the"Affordable Care Act," the monstrosity reform law known not-so-affectionately known as Obamacare, look across the Atlantic to Great Britain. Because of that law, our system is set to become nearly as socialized a system of medicine as is the system in England, where top doctors are now predicting that a number of hospitals there are "on the brink of crisis," the BBC is reporting.
That's not politics, that's reality.
According to the Royal College of Physicians, a trio of issues - rising demand, increasingly complex cases and falling numbers of hospital beds - is contributing to the destruction of the healthcare system there.
In fact, the college's assessment said urgent care was already being compromised, warning that the situation was going to get worse unless some real workable solutions were implemented.
As is usually the case, especially in the U.S. - where messianic faith in the "government-knows-best" approach is rampant among our entrenched bureaucracy and many of our elected leaders - British paper-pushers are tut-tutting the school's assessment, claiming the country's National Health Service (NHS) can handle any challenge, pending or in the future.
Worsening standards, smaller budgets, less care
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