- I have lived for extended periods in France, Germany and Japan.
- All three have an insurance-based system which is affordable and highly efficient.
- I have had treatment in all three countries which was rapid and efficient.
- In France and Japan I have been able to see my local doctor FACE-TO-FACE at SHORT NOTICE throughout the ENTIRE COVID hysteria. READ THAT AND WEEP.
WHAT DO DO?
No British political party can propose a system comparable to those used almost everywhere else.
If they did so then the sheeple would immediately bleat: “WE DON’T WANT AN AMERICAN SYSTEM HERE. WE WANY IT ALL FREE.”
But IT DOES NOT WORK. Whatever is FREE is ALWAYS abused by some. We CANNOT AFFORD a "FREE" system. WE SPEND AS MUCH AS OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES on health, but THEIR SYSTEMS WORK AND OURS IS A TOTAL DISASTER.
THIS is the reason for this crisis; REAL CHANGE is impossible because the NHS is a SHIBBOLETH which CAN NEVER WORK AS IT WAS SET UP, but which NOBODY has the guts to reform.
What needs to happen is this:
Whoever is in power needs to set up an all-party Royal Commission which will examine the issue exhaustively, taking evidence from all possible experts INCLUDING European doctors. The Commission will HAVE to come up with RADICAL CHANGE: simply pouring yet more billions into it WILL NOT WORK.
The THEORY of “free-at-the-point-of-treatment” is fine, but the REALITY DOES NOT WORK. We live in a REAL WORLD not a THEORETICAL ONE. The ABOVE should be REFORM POLICY. Anything else is just chickening out as has been done for decades and which has got us into this disaster - at which most people seem to be (AS USUAL) just shrugging their shoulders and demanding more money.