Brits were the most satisfied with their health care of all the populations surveyed.
But, on many vital measures of ***actual achievement*** rather than ***subjective assessment*** the NHS came out worst
2. Worst for 30-day mortality rates after admission to a hospital for either hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke
Survival rates are not imm. visible for inspection
1. American rate of Rx consumption is 2x British rate.
2. NHS has been inexpensive because it rationed care by means of long waiting lists and neglecting to spend money on new hospitals and equipment
A survey by Fraser Institute found a median wait of 20 weeks for “medically necessary” treatments and procedures in 2016 = more than double the wait times reported in 1993.
Informal cartels and kickbacks between hospitals existed but it was rare for providers to exercise their absolute monopoly power
Identical to what Amazon is doing today...
Why is Gov giving cartels exactly what they want?
Medicaid Beneficiaries: 72.3 million
Medicare/Medicaid budget, 2015: $1.2 trillion
Total U.S. healthcare costs: $3.2 trillion, 18% of GDP
Department of Defense budget (not iclding added bills), 2015: $575 billion
Commercial off the shelf technology, is cheap/effective. Specialized technology written to constantly evolving regulation is expensive, and favors cronyism and monopoly.
So, one last thing. Carcinogens...
Yet, China does not even allow these items to be sold in their country, nor has the EU permitted it. The same shampoo in US and Europe is actually not the same. Ours have the bad chemical, theirs don't