Few of us actually experience, first hand, the difference between socialized medicine and market-based health care. F. Brinley Bruton has been a patient in both types of systems, and here’s what she says about the latter:
In New York, I never feared that I would be overlooked. At my doctor’s office in upscale Gramercy Park, he and his nurses took their time seeing me, and were always at pains to reassure me.
And here’s what she says about the socialized British system:
Unlike the personal care I received in the U.S., in London, I felt like I was on a vast and often creaking conveyor belt, and there was a big risk of falling through the cracks. British care is socialized — and feels that way.
Sadly, Bruton seems to be suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. She prefers the system in which she received such poor care:
Still, even if the system here is riddled with problems, I’ve come to appreciate the U.K.’s efforts to care for the health of all of its people, including me.
Or perhaps this weird attitude is related to the fact that she’s a journalist. Maybe she’s afraid that she won’t place any more articles if she contradicts the party line.
[HT Hot Air]