Many of you will be aware of the new Mike Moore propaganda, "Sicko", which slates the US health system. This is the best and most succinct response I have seen yet.
While denouncing America's health care system, Michael Moore lauds Great Britain's free National Health Service (NHS). But for free hospital care, Britons pay an awfully high price, says Helen Evans, director of Nurses for Reform.
After nearly six decades of attempting to make socialized medicine work, the NHS is in a perilous state:
* There are nearly one million British patients on waiting lists for treatment, and 200,000 Britons are currently waiting merely to get on NHS waiting lists.
* As a result, each year the NHS cancels around 100,000 operations because of shortages.
* Further, when patients are finally admitted to state hospitals, more than 10 percent of patients contract infections and illnesses that they did not have prior to arrival.
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