Britain Offers a Cautionary Tale for ‘Medicare for All’

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The term in American English for “NHS” is “Medicare for All.” The 75-year-old calamity across the pond demonstrates why we shouldn’t want such a system here.

King Charles III’s coronation wasn’t the only historic event Great Britain marked this year. The country’s revered National Health Service is celebrating this summer the 75th anniversary of its founding.

It’s a birthday Americans should take note of. The NHS has been an inspiration to generations of American leftists, who have been pining for socialized medicine for years. But Britain’s healthcare system is stumbling through old age, unable to meet the needs of doctors and patients, who are being forced to endure monthslong waits for subpar care. It’s no model for the United States.

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