Writing about the sub-par single-payer healthcare system in the United Kingdom, Paul Krugman infamously claimed that,“In Britain, the government itself runs the hospitals and employs the doctors. We’ve all heard scare stories about how that works in practice; these stories are false.”
I’ve pointed out that there are plenty of “scare stories” about the National Health Service that are completely true. And completely scary.
But don’t take my word for it.
To be fair, there surely are horror stories from every health care system. Humans are imperfect, after all.
But I suspect shoddy care is more common when healthcare providers get a salary from the government. Under such an arrangement…
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