Wednesday, October 24, 2012

UK Death Rates

In the 10/21/2012, Daniel Mitchell notes "Wanna Die? Try Government-Run Healthcare in the United Kingdom".

Here is the opening:
I’m not a fan of the American healthcare system. It suffers from huge inefficiencies because of problems such as third-party payer, which is caused by government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid along with a system of tax code-driven over-insurance in the supposedly private sector.

But regardless of how much I grouse about the damage government causes in the United States, I can say with considerable confidence that the government-run system in the United Kingdom has even larger problems...
Mitchell cites recent articles on the higher death rates for patients caused by the government-run health system in the UK.

Such problems wouldn't develop overnight in the US if ObamaCare is fully implemented.  But we would move more quickly in that direction.