Health care’s ultimate irony: Brits repudiate plan as Obama opts in

Just as the radical Obama administration — against the wishes of the majority of Americans — has forced through a socialized health care plan, the British are dismantling their own. In place since 1948, the National Health Service, as the British system is called, is bloated, costly and inefficient.

The New York Times reports that the aim is to shift control of England’s $160 billion annual health budget from a centralized bureaucracy to doctors at the local level. Under the plan, $100 billion to $125 billion a year would be meted out to general practitioners, who would use the money to buy services from hospitals and other health care providers.

The plan would also rein in the bureaucratic apparatus, in keeping with the government’s goal to effect $30 billion in “efficiency savings” in the health budget by 2014 and to reduce administrative costs by 45 percent. Tens of thousands of jobs would be lost because layers of bureaucracy would be abolished.

The complete article can be read here.

In 1961, ahead of his time, and before his entry into the political realm, Ronald Reagan spoke about the perils of socialized medicine. We urge you to listen to this important message.

Then watch this brief excerpt from a 2008 speech by Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama’s recess appointee to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, speaking to a British audience about why he favors government-run health care.  Berwick clearly states that “any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized and humane, must…must redistribute wealth from the richer among us to the poor and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is by definition redistribution. Britain, you chose well.”

3 Responses to Health care’s ultimate irony: Brits repudiate plan as Obama opts in

  1. Calypso says:

    England finally realizes the folly of its socialized medical scheme after 62 years as Marxist-In-Chief Obama and his liberal Democrat dominated congress run headlong into implementing it, should give Democrat voters something to ponder.

    • Joe Evans says:

      Obvious failure is the path others run from and Obama runs toward. I have no doubt his ultimate goal is annihilation of the United States of America. He is not a Democrat, but a Marxist, you are right about that Calypso.

  2. American Dad says:

    And those fools who think they have hit upon the ultimate wisdom in boasting that they vote for “checks and balances” in voting one party for president and another for U.S. House and Senate, show their abysmal lack of understanding. How do they explain their actions in giving away our representative Republic and the freedoms contained therein, to their children and grandchildren?