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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

England’s Slow-Motion Death Panels

Elderly patient in a wheelchair on a hospital ward. Photograph: Bruce Ayres/Getty Images

I’ve commented before about the sub-par government-run healthcare system in the United Kingdom, including patients dying of malnutrition, patients suffering needless pain and discomfort, and patients dying from poor care (additional examples at this link).

I’ve even commented on the NHS wasting money on politically correct nonsense while letting patient care deteriorate.

Now we have another distasteful example showing why it is a big mistake to put bureaucrats in charge of health care. This BBC story is a sobering look at America’s future with a government-run healthcare system.

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Dan Mitchell is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute

Filed by Grant Davies,
Regular Columnist, THL
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