Saturday, October 27, 2007

Britons Forced Abroad For Medical Care

London's Daily Telegraph reports that this year more than 70,000 Britons will receive health care abroad in order to escape the lengthy waits which are part of Britain's socialized medicine system.

By the end of the decade that figure is expected to balloon to 200,000.

A spokesperson for Britain's Health Department defended British medical care, saying that nearly half of all patients were treated within 18 weeks of seeing a general practitioner.

That's right, they're bragging that fewer than half of Britain's citizens "only" had to wait four and a half months for the needed treatment! (Who knows how long the other people had to wait...)

What's scary is that there are those in this country, including Hillary Clinton, who think socialized medicine is a great idea and would love to bring the same sort of medical care to America.


Blogger windycorner said...

This story reveals an important statistic, as well as the arrogant attitude of the NHS of Britain. We need to keep reminding ourselves of the reality of state healthcare. Thanks!

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