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Winter crisis shows UK health service at 'tipping point'

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Brexit will save us for sure. Once we're back to the shilling and have sent the brown people home we'll be saving g three hundred and fifty gazillion an hour for the NHS. Boris Trumpson said so. And I saw it on a bus....

Forward, into the dark!

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Straw poll for Brits here. How many of you would like to change healthcare systems with the US? Thumb me down if you must but I really would like to know (my guess is less than 5%).

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Bruin,

Brits with any sense have left or are planning to leave before the imminent collapse of quality of life.

Racist old baby-boomers that are one foot in the grave helped assured the destruction of the UK as we know it for future generations. Fed to gorging point with lies from odious right-wing demagogues like Farage and delusions about a Great Britain back in the day that didn't ever exist.

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It looks like the Japanese system is doing pretty good compared to this, and also compared to the republican/Trump US, where there will be no health care. At least for the time being.

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The main problem was the push for private funds. The health trusts are closing public hospitals because they have to pay private companies to use their hospitals! Sad but true.

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The benefits of the welfare system abound. An individual dies for lack of a bed seems rather irrational. Would think sleeping on the hospital floor would be preferable to dying, however, that would mean the caregivers would have to bend over.

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@bruin

I'm fairly sure you're right. But I think most complaints are not with the 'system' of healthcare but a slow erosion of the investment needed to keep it running. The figures in the article of the percentage of GDP spent on healthcare in the UK are perhaps revealing. We maybe just need to spend a little more.

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Madverts: Bruin, Brits with any sense have left or are planning to leave before the imminent collapse of quality of life. Racist old baby-boomers that are one foot in the grave helped assured the destruction of the UK as we know it for future generations. Fed to gorging point with lies from odious right-wing demagogues like Farage and delusions about a Great Britain back in the day that didn't ever exist.

It's coming ...

Alex: There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.

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Thanks all for the comments so far. As an American, I am embarrassed with the ignorance of many ofmy countrymen about other countries and their health care systems (e.g. Canada, Australia, and the U.K). It is all evil socialism to them.

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