Why are capitalist countries wealthy and socialist countries poor Because the free market allocates resources more wisely than bureaucrats. This is how healthcare resources are allocated under Britain’s regime of socialized medicine:
Britain’s National Health Service, the NHS, recently spent £4,800 — about $7,200 — on enormous breast implants for an aspiring model while nearly 1,200 patients starved to death in hospitals over the past four years. Critics say the deaths were caused by neglect due to understaffing.
The NHS provided Josie Cunningham with 36DD implants in January after she told her doctor that being flat-chested was causing emotional distress.
It gets worse:
In addition to the breast implants, the NHS has also spent £25,000 — about $37,000 — on a sex-change operation for a 19-year-old male diagnosed with “gender identity disorder.”
Welcome to our collectivist future, in which sniveling about “emotional distress” or belonging to a privileged group beloved by liberals will get you medical service, but your own efforts to take financial responsibility for your potential needs will not.
$3,600 apiece, courtesy of taxpayers.
On a tip from Wiggins.