An advantage of socialized medicine is that the absence of competition allows the single healthcare provider to cut costs by whatever means prove effective, regardless of how unsatisfied this will leave consumers. If the mismanagement of resources that invariably accompanies government control results in shortages of real doctors, medicine, and high-tech equipment, these can be replaced with much more affordable new age quackery:
NHS patients will controversially be offered a type of ‘New Age’ ‘spiritual healing’ as part of a £205,000 research project funded by the National Lottery.
Spiritual healing must of course be restricted to the moonbatty variety.
In recent times some Christian nurses have been told not to wear a cross or pray with patients. Doctors have also faced investigation for discussing their faith.
But the spiritual healing therapy, which has New Age associations, has been recommended for a variety of acute and chronic conditions.
Techniques include passing hands over the patient’s body to channel healing energy. Apparently this is used by modern savages to treat bowel conditions.
Meanwhile, a Christian nurse was suspended under an “equality and diversity” dictate for offering to pray for a patient. But the healing hands nonsense in place of actual treatment is okay because it has something to do with Buddhism.
As the degenerating lunacy in Britain attests, ObamaCare absolutely must be repealed before the government can finish consolidating power over the healthcare industry, or we’ll find ourselves crossing the Mexican border to get medical care.
On a tip from Steve T.