Friday, June 20, 2014

NHS is the world's best

When I lived in England many years ago, I started every day with the Manchester Guardian, which was not then a London newspaper. Indeed, it may not even have been a left-wing newspaper, as it now is, ready to whitewash any liberal flaw and magnify every conservative one. But I still enjoy the Guardian, especially when it comes out with such gems of journalism as this:

NHS is the world's best healthcare system, report says 
Study by Washington-based foundation says healthcare provision in the US is the worst in the world

The story continues along that line, lauding the National Health Service and pouring scorn upon all others, especially that of the Benighted States, until we get to the sixth paragraph, which begins:

The only serious black mark against the NHS was its poor record on keeping people alive.

Yes! That's what it says! That's what it actually says! The National Health Service is the best in the world, but only if one is not particularly interested in staying alive.

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