Again, the socialized medicine wards are crumbling down across the planet and yet we are supposed to ignore it and turn a blind eye and pretend that continuing in this manner, and dragging the United States down with us, is okay and 'justified' and everyone is 'entitled'.
Oxford and several other cities' major care units could be on the chopping block. I noticed that a friend of mine had joined a facebook group about saving the John Radcliffe hospital's Children's Cardiac unit.
This was of particular interest to me because that just so happens to be where my oldest child was born. No, not in the cardiac unit, but I lived 5 miles outside Oxford for 2 years and my son was born in the Maternity hospital at the JR. Now this unit could be closed, decision to be made by July apparently, and when reading the wall posts I saw that units in Leicester, Newcastle, etc are all under review. No idea how many could be closed - all? none? half? Who knows...
But gee - is it a surprise? That country has been so badly drowning in debt, how are these units supposed to keep running? England is a LOT LOT LOT smaller than Canada so at first when reading that parents might have to drive 3-4 hours to London instead, those of us in Canada might think that's no big deal because we often drive 3-4 hours just to GET anywhere (okay, maybe that's more western canada lol, but whatever)... I have to drive 3 hours to see most kinds of specialists so it would be nothing new for us. However, this is not what the brits are accustomed to, not to mention what happens to all of the people employed in those units?
We have labs shutting down, being centralized in Edmonton and Calgary instead, rural centers being closed or greatly reduced, hospital beds closing (aka not enough staff to man them), etc. England has major medical units up for closure, delays in disability payments and other such relied-on programs, etc.
Come on USA! Let's celebrate your arrival in our special little club :)