But have you ever experienced social medicine..
We have a National Health Service. My experience of it is that it is excellent.
It is showing signs of strain.
It was claimed on Newsnight yesterday that we have 800,000 dementia cases. And the figure is constantly increasing. In all such feechewers on TV, the Medical Profession's PR, we are shown a sufferer. I won't go into the details because you can see from the down-thumbing that we have a somewhat delicate audience. Carers on three shifts and understandably close to the edge of their tether. Especially when the relief has rung in sick herself. They are always ladies on minimum wages. What they say makes one wonder how they find anybody to do it.
As far as I can see it looks to be a system, saving lives I mean, by which the assets of the sufferers are diverted from the relatives in the direction of the Medical Profession. The Government has introduced legislation which is intended to reduce, but not remove, the diversion. The parental homes were being sold up to pay the fees leading to nerve-wracking decisions when to pull the plug.
I don't know why wealthy Canadians choose to have medical interventions. I would assume some need them and some are to get attention.