Tuesday, 17 March 2009
The NHS Is Bad For Your Health
Tell anybody about Libertarian proposals to abolish Income Tax, they reach for the garlic and crosses, you bastards will ruin the wonderful NHS !
Sorry I had not realised that they were doing such a sterling job, and that a cull of 400 patients was part of the deal. Nor was leaving young men lying around for thirty hours after a rugby injury also a good plan, to the point that they kill themselves rather than live with the consequences of NHS neglect.
The Sacred Cow that is the NHS needs to be slaughtered. Saying that is going to get the same reaction from the left, the medical equivalent of racist.
Even Dr Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance, has admitted that the British population are so wedded to the 'concept' of the NHS rather than the reality, that it is a no go area in politics.
If the State is going to maintain this edifice, it must not be a temple to filth, infection, delay and bureaucracy. The NI scheme, should become what it says it it is for, National Insurance, not funnelling money into general taxation, that is just dishonest.
Each hospital would be separated from the Behemoth of the State, and have elected management boards, NOT political appointees, with at last some management skills in running a complex organisation. If they fail they are sacked, and in extremis the Hospital closed.
The hospital would not receive any funds at all from the NI fund, if it is overburdened with accountants, the wards are filthy,and the mortality rate is unreasonable. Only efficient, clean hospitals will be allowed to survive.
The following would definately not be on the NHS- cosmetic surgery and obesity training. The NHS would be largely for emergency treatment,anything else can be for private clinics to deal with, and you would pay for.
The NHS having been treated as a sacred cow for so long is beyond reform in its current state, and is actively killing people on a daily basis.
You cannot run a Health provision on precepts laid down in the Butskillism of the 1950's