Sociallized medicine's toll in England

Richard Baehr recently vividly showed that socialized medicine in Scotland kills. England shares the British Isles with Scotland; it also shares a belief in socialized medicine.  And England also has its share of problems with this belief.   For instance, their  National Health Service (NHS) just proudly (!) announced,Almost half of NHS inpatients are receiving treatment within 18 weeks of referral by their GP, according to latest figures. The Government has set a key target that, by the end of 2008, nobody should wait more than 18 weeks from referral to the start of treatment.Imagine that! "[F]rom referral to the start of treatment" is now only 18 weeks of often unnecessary painful suffering or over four months of unnecessary just plain waiting in fear. But even this good (?) news is tempered byfigures, published on Thursday, also show that about one in eight patients are still waiting longer than a year for treatment....(Read Full Post)