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Jan 05 2018

55,000 Operations Delayed Thanks to Britain’s Dysfunctional Socialized Medicine

The economics of socialized medicine are simple. Being forced to pay for it whether you use it or not (for those who pay taxes) and receiving it for free (for those who don’t) have the same effect: demand becomes virtually unlimited. In contrast, supply becomes ever more limited due to a lack of free market incentives to create more supply. The inevitable consequence:

Officials say extreme seasonal pressure on Britain’s hospital system means many non-urgent procedures must be put off for weeks. …

The restrictions are set to last until at least the end of January and are predicted to affect around 55,000 operations. …

Many hospitals are operating at or near full capacity, with reports of long waits for treatment in emergency rooms.

Even if you manage to get into a British hospital, you might be disappointed:

The NHS order followed claims by senior doctors that patients were being treated in “third world conditions,” as more people flood hospitals in England with colder-than-usual winter weather bringing more cases of the flu and related issues, including respiratory illnesses.

At least the government has a solution: displace the native population with people who take third-world conditions for granted.

On tips from Bodhisattva, J, and Chuck A.



  • Mr. Freemarket

    Perhaps those from the middle east have less resistance to cold-related illnesses.

    It may be Britain’s only hope.

  • Anonymous

    And left/libtard proggies think socialized medicine is a good thing…

  • Spiny Norman

    …patients were being treated in “third world conditions,” as more people flood hospitals in England with colder-than-usual winter weather bringing more cases of the flu and related issues, including respiratory illnesses.

    Sounds like every hospital ER in California – although 90% of the “people flood” are (illegal) immigrants.

    I am NOT kidding.

  • Concern4Future

    Glad they have euthanasia to catch those falling through the cracks.

  • Otis Donkey

    because it’s a suicide cult. and they love watching people suffer.

  • Franklyfrank

    And thanks to Obamacare, this part of the reason.

  • Franklyfrank

    And it’s also because Leftists inherently believe that humans shouldn’t exist at all.

  • 127guy

    And easy access to abortions. No waiting lines for those!

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  • Occam’s Stubble

    The left used to kill people by shoving them in ovens and sending them to death camps in Siberia. Now, they just let you die of neglect and call it compassion.

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  • Billy TwoKnives

    Well the important thing is, it’s Freeeeeeee!

  • Frank

    I’m sure Bernie will go to England for treatment if he gets seriously ill.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/184d738750486ac287121a2bdc390c3c93108339f6d6e88b664d5b1cf4888656.jpg

  • StaunchConservative

    Socialized medicine CREATES the cracks and pushes the indigent into them.

  • StaunchConservative

    …or they just kill you before you are born. Saves time and money.

  • Concern4Future

    Euthanasia and socialized medicine are a match made in Hell.

  • Occam’s Stubble

    There are two ways to commit genocide. You can round people up, stuff them into boxcars, then ship them off to death camps. It’s quick but it usually results in the tanks of the world’s armies rolling through your capital city. The other way is to put a smile on your face and convince people not to get pregnant or abort the babies they are carrying all in the name of family planning and women’s rights. This takes much longer but the governments of the world will fund your operations and give you prestigious awards for philanthropy.

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