Socialised health care

Chris Burford cburford at
Sat Jul 11 13:01:34 PDT 1998

Britain has just been celebrating the 50th Birthday of the National Health Service.

It remains very popular. It is a socialised part of a mixed economy.

When are you going to introduce it in the USA?

Chris Burford

NHS compares well with other health services

Financial Times p8, 15 June

The NHS is a rational and equitable way of delivering health services to people, a new report has concluded. The Institute for Public Policy Research found that a tax-funded system largely free at the point of use was more efficient than systems of private health care, social insurance or high user charges for state services. Professor Cam Donaldson who carried out the study, said Britain's system had low administrative costs, quicker access to family doctors and promoted better life expectancy than comparable systems abroad.

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