There ain’t no such thing as free health care

John Stossel has an article posted at Reason about “free” health care. He says it’s not free at all.

In England, health care is “free”—as long as you don’t mind waiting. People wait so long for dentist appointments that some pull their own teeth. At any one time, half a million people are waiting to get into a British hospital. A British paper reports that one hospital tried to save money by not changing bedsheets. Instead of washing sheets, the staff was encouraged to just turn them over.

Obama insists he is not “trying to bring about government-run healthcare.”

“But government management does the same thing,” says Sally Pipes of the Pacific Research Institute. “To reduce costs they’ll have to ration—deny—care.”

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One response to “There ain’t no such thing as free health care

  1. He also reports later that the average wait in an emergency room (“if you’re sick enough to be admitted”) is 23 hours. Unbelievable!

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