Here in Lebanon Pennsylvania jeers and taunts ring out from the local town hall where a congregation of locals rail at the new president’s plans to socialise American healthcare. The majority of the assembled crowd are white middle-class and damn angry.
“Why should we have to pay for all the other people to have health care? I’ve worked hard all of my life and I pay for my own health insurance. Why should we end up like the socialist British with their crumbling NHS dealing with binge drinkers all day and night. You have to wait months, even years to get any treatment in the old crumbling, dirty, Victorian hospitals with hardly any facilities,” one man told the assembled crowd of 1,500.
Indeed, it is true, the proponents of socialised healthcare know that those who stand to gain most are the millions of illegal immigrants and mainly African American/Hispanic population who do not have healthcare or will ever have a chance of getting it under a Republican government.
“Why should white people have healthcare and not us? African Americans want to get treated too. Now that Obama is saying we should get healthcare and that white folk should pay for it they’re getting all angry? Well, they needs to grow up for a change,” Elijah Jones, 47, a resident of Detroit told CBS news.
America’s known population is approximately 304 million compared to the UK’s of 60 million people, making a viable NHS style healthcare system an immense burden on America’s already bankrupted taxpayers. Even with the UK’s relatively low population there are serious limitations to treatment and there are cost thresholds for each person’s life.
Britain’s National Institute for Clinical Evidence (NICE), which evaluates treatments in terms of the average increase in life expectancy states that if the cost of prolonging someone’s life for a year exceeds more than £30,000, then the NHS will not pay for that treatment. The NHS thus DOES decide who lives or dies in the UK through a ‘death panel’ and if the Americans were to get their own healthcare system like Britain’s NHS they would have to incorporate a similar system in the United States.
If one looks at the British system, the NHS is on it’s knees with massive black holes in it’s huge budget through mountainous inefficiency and waste which severely puts limitations on the quality of treatment for every individual in the UK. The lack of funding under Labour, as well as the vast increase in the UK’s population due to unfettered immigration has left the NHS moribund and near death.
UK waiting lists for the NHS are huge and most wait for treatment for many years only to die before anything is done for them, that is, unless you are a high ranking Labour politician or part of the hierarchy like a scientist or social technician.
“Here in the UK, anyone can be treated by the NHS, that’s why half of the third world is daily trying to come across the Channel to these islands. Many succeed and are granted leave to remain, thus increasing the burden on society. Britain’s binge and stab culture is also a huge burden on the already overloaded system. Every day the NHS is inundated with millions of patients who want costly treatments costing billions per annum. The NHS is just a huge blackhole for taxpayers money to pay for everyone’s healthcare. So why can’t America do the same thing? You will see the benefits for your populations,” Britain’s Health Minister, Burnham Haemorrhoid MP told a CNN news program about healthcare on Monday.
If you get cancer in England’s NHS system you are consigned to mediocre treatment and a quick death, at least in America there is a good level of service for cancer treatments and the survival rates are much improved than the UK. This may all change of course, if Obama embraces the British system.
Once again, president Barack Obama has opened up a huge festering sore on American society. The US is a fractured nation where inequality is so engrained that it may take an internal war to solve.
Midwest Americans are now joining paramilitary and militia groups so fast that the authorities cannot keep track of them, all it would take is a certain spark to go off and America would be turned into a tinderbox of guns, psychos and pent up anger that has been at boiling point for quite some time now.
As Senator Arlen Specter said on Monday: “There is more anger in America today than at any time I can remember.”