Word has it that 23 million people will DIE because of cuts to healthcare. But this isn’t taking place in the states, no this is occurring in a bastion of national socialized healthcare with the NHS. From the BBC
A&E cuts will hit 23m people, British Medical Association says
Nearly 23 million people in England – more than 40% of the population – could be affected by proposed cuts to A&E departments, doctors are warning.
Under the so-called “sustainability and transformation programme” (STP), England has been divided into 44 areas and each asked to come up with its own proposals.
After analysing local plans, the BMA found:
▪ 18 of them, covering a population of 22.9 million, involved the closing or downgrading of an A&E department
▪ 14 of them, responsible for 17.6 million patients, propose closing or merging a hospital
▪13 of them, covering a population of 14.7 million, have put forward closing hospital beds
But NHS England rejected the criticism. It argues changes will only take place when there is a viable plan to improve care elsewhere whether through centralising care at a nearby hospital or extending community services, such as with longer GP opening.
Now, according the low standard of discourse set by the socialist left in the states, 40% of the population in the UK WILL DIE!
According to the left, the only solution is national socialized healthcare [Or as Elizabeth Warren terms it: a ‘national single-payer plan.’] So shouldn’t we take a very long and hard look at that concept borne of socialism and examine it’s failure around the world in disparate places such as Venezuela and the UK?
As with every other socialist programme, the nation’s left is long on promises and short on results. We are seeing the same take place in the UK, and yet we are supposed to ignore these facts.
Remember how the Left promised ‘free healthcare’ and later on how Obamacare was supposed to lower premiums? And each time the situation gets worse and worse and the left’s only solution is more of the same but with even more grandiose and expensive government. Shouldn’t we finally listen to the saying that ‘Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results?