Don’t Get Sick In England On The Weekends (The Future Of Obamacare?)

by William Teach | November 28, 2011 7:58 am

I’ve never really understood the Leftist fetish with government being in charge of health care. Perhaps, as some have suggested, it’s simply the Leftists way of avoiding making tough decisions for themselves. Perhaps it is their longing for a big fascistic government (for everyone else). Who knows what goes on inside the head of a leftist. Even they probably do no know (because no one told them)

(UK Telegraph[1]) The annual hospital guide published by Dr Foster Intelligence using official figures shows that one in eight trusts has higher than expected death rates on Saturdays and Sundays, suggesting they are only working to a five-day week.

Many hospitals have far fewer senior consultants on site outside of normal office hours, the data show, and rely on junior doctors and nurses to treat critically ill patients.

In a handful of trusts, the mortality rate rises by 20 per cent or more between weekdays and weekends.

When you pay highly skilled workers, who spent enormous time learning their practice, putting themselves in huge debt, like every other worker, they will work regular hours. When it is government mandating business practices, things go wrong. When it is government in charge, you end up with rationing and other stupid practices. And people die, not just from incompetence, but simple government bureaucracies.

Welcome to the future of Obamacare.

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