Three words, at least two lies. From the UK Telegraph:
Let us examine a single payer medical care on a pragmatic basis… say, goals v. accomplishments.
“The key pledge of Labour’s NHS reform has been to reduce waiting lists and now the majority of patients are treated within the target of 18 weeks from seeing their GP.
However this will be reversed as junior doctors will be limited to working a 48-hour week, from their current 56 hours, it is claimed.”
So, plainly spoken, if one is diagnosed in January, treatment will occur sometime in May, which is heralded as an improvement, but only if we continue to work the junior doctors like rented mule. Otherwise:
“It means patients will have to wait months for routine operations as surgeons prioritise emergencies rather than scheduled cases.”
“Doctors have calculated an average hospital trust outside London will lose the equivalent of three trainee surgeons and other specialities such as paediatrics, trauma, and intensive care are likely to be similarly affected.”
Government health care — brought to you with the same efficiency as the post office and with the same charm as an IRS audit.