Amazing Examples Of Health Care Rationing In The UK
When you guarantee health care for everyone with a finite budget, there is only one thing that is guaranteed: RATIONING. UK, a great example of national health care in a developed economy, is going through some brutal budget issues with regards to their health care. A recent article details the debacle of which I’ll post some quotes below.
- “Some of the most common operations — including hip replacements and cataract surgery — will be rationed as part of attempts to save billions of pounds, despite government promises that front-line services would be protected. “
- “Plans to cut hundreds of thousands of pounds from budgets for the terminally ill, with dying cancer patients to be told to manage their own symptoms if their condition worsens at evenings or weekends. “
Meanwhile, the NYT is reporting that the NHS will be decentralized in a large degree, just at the time when the U.S. is becoming more centralized. What makes us think we will be better off? Rationing is inevitable in a social health care system.