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Like Obamacare, Britain's NHS Faces Funding Crisis

Great Britain is often cited by liberals for their universal health care system, which is a government-run public-option that residents are required to participate in. During the push to ram Obamacare down the throats of Americans by Obama, Pelosi and Reid in 2009 and 2010, the liberal media did a phenomenal job of not reporting the facts about countries that have socialized health care systems, such as England. It was reported today in the Daily Telegraph that England's Secretary of State for Health, Andrew Lansley, had issued a stern warning for the socialized system: without change, the system will go belly up within years. This is how it always starts, but liberals refuse to look at history.

The horror stories out of Canada and Britain are truly frightening when it comes to their socialized medicine. Residents who can afford it typically travel to the United States to receive quality care in a time period that's not over a month wait, which is being generous, as doctor wait periods are substantially longer. The horror stories are true, yet liberals and the media refuse to acknowledge that they exist, or they simply don't care because it's one more way they can control and regulate the individual, which is an ultimate goal of the left.

The report was interesting, most notably because someone realized there is a problem and that changes are going to have to be made, whether the status quo likes it or not.

"Our health service is facing huge challenges that, if not dealt with today, will almost certainly mean a crisis tomorrow. I care passionately about protecting the NHS for the future. This is why doing nothing is not an option. I will not leave the NHS to neglect. Enormous financial pressures loom large on the horizon, threatening to undermine our health service unless we act now."

That sort of leadership is in stark contrast with America's Democratic party, which has, so far, refused to offer any plans on ways to attack our unsustainable entitlements, such as Medicare and Social Security, or even a fiscal budget. Their plan is quite different: demonize the opposition that is looking for a way to stop the disaster that's looming around the corner.

Even socialist England realizes that their universal health care system is unsustainable without reform. Obamacare, on the other hand, radically changes America's mostly privatized health care system and hands it over to the government, leading to long times to see a doctor and doctor shortages. Massachusetts is a perfect example of this dystopia.

England's NHS is a foreshadow of what's in store with Obamacare. They have NICE - the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - which ends up being a friendly way of saying death panels. And yes, death panels are included in Obamacare, expect they're called the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB, which consists of unelected bureaucrats calling the shots.

Socialized medicine cannot be accomplished. It's going to get much worse before it gets any better in England. The same goes for Obamacare, where most of the American people truly have no idea how bad it's going to hit them. The problem with socialism is true: you eventually run out of other people's money - and somebody has to pay for the free health care.

Justin Credible is a contributing editor for Habledash.

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