Unlikely Savior for British Health Service Crisis

The atrocious sanitary conditions and high death rates at NHS hospitals in Britain have prompted Prime Minister David Cameron, in a strange twist, to call on the doctor who self-describes as "romantic about the NHS; I love it," to help fix the problem. Dr. Donald Berwick, former head of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and was honorarily knighted in 2005 for his work with the National Health Service. Berwick's unabashed adulation of NHS was well documented when President Obama installed him at CMS in 2010 during a congressional recess. And in 2008, while patients at NHS hospitals were apparently wallowing in their own filth, left without food and water, and denied medication to name a few of the atrocities, Berwick spoke at the 60th anniversary of the National Health Service. Before the doctor waxed poetic about the Great Britain's single-payer system, he took time to denigrate the United States healthcare system. Here...(Read Full Post)