Samizdata reports on the status of socialized medicine in England – this time in how it relates to soldiers injured in service.
Seems that if you were injured and need to see a specialist or require surgery, you get to wait six months to a year to see a government-paid doctor.
Or you can get it taken care of expeditiously if you want to pay for it yourself.
“I’m sorry leftenant, but that mine fairly mangled your foot. We can have it off and get you fitted for a prosthetic in, oh, eight months. What? What do you do until then? Well, here’s a prescription for painkillers, and stay off that…foot. Eh wot?”
Remember Hillarycare? With that plan you couldn’t pay for it yourself.