The next time some Lefty asshole starts yammering on about the glories of nationalized medical care (a.k.a. “single payer” and all the other little euphemisms they use to conceal what the system actually is) like Britain’s NHS, you have my full permission to kick them in the crotch.

Why (other than my normal bloodthirstiness) would I suggest something so extreme?  Try this little admission:

[NHS ]Doctors have admitted that the most vulnerable patients could be denied critical care in a severe coronavirus outbreak, as they also warned that the UK is dangerously unequipped to deal with a pandemic. Under protocol dubbed ‘Three Wise Men’, senior medics at hospitals would need to decipher which patients to give care such as ventilators and beds to, with a focus on saving those most likely to recover.

The England-based medics told the publication that the already struggling health service would ‘crumble’ under the weight of a large outbreak, one lamenting that their hospital even struggled to contain this winter’s seasonal spate of flu and colds.

Make no mistake about it:  even in normal times, medical care is rationed when administered by the State — not just in Britain, but everywhere such a system exists — so when there’s a massive event like a pandemic (or even an epidemic in a single location), the system simply collapses and people die en masse.

Wear combat boots.



  1. Kick them in the crotch then send them up here to Canada where our medicare system will repeatedly kick them in the crotch in new, different, random and amusing ways.

    That’s the worst feature of government control – the random outputs.

    Major Ian Hay wrote: “Regardless of T.O., all military bureaucracies consist of a Surprise Party Department, a Practical Joke Department, and a Fairy Godmother Department. The first two process most matters as the third is very small.” and that applies to medicare as well.

    A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with 2 major Inguinal hernias, one of them potentially life threatening. I was put on a minimum 6 month waiting list and up here we all know that means at least a year, maybe 2. I had to start wearing an old time truss belt and started looking at travel to the US or the one private clinic in Canada that does hernia repair. I had tentatively booked with the Canadian clinic at a cost estimate of $10K Canadian.

    Boom, the Fairy Godmother called.

    She said they had an opening in a month and that the Surprise Party Department wanted to put me into our newest, nicest local hospital. Did I want to come in ASAP so the surgeon could check me out? A month later I was home, patched up, waiting for certain unpleasantly swollen objects to settle down. The surgeon was a brilliant young Chinese Canadian part time professor of surgery at the local university.

    My mother in law had to deal with the Practical Joke Department which got her an artificial hip bought surplus from the USA because it’s a piece of junk and was no longer used there. I assume we got it cheap so bought it regardless of its usefulness. Commie concrete boot in action. When she bends too far forward the leg part pops out of the hip part and she has to be hospitalized to have it reset, which happens every few years.

    1. For an American perspective, I was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia about 15 years ago. It’s been long enough I don’t remember date ranges exactly but I got in to see a doctor within a couple of weeks or less, and had the surgery within a couple of weeks of that. Might have been “a week or less” in both cases but I don’t recall exactly.

      A few years ago my wife had been having stomach problems for a while. We scheduled an appointment with, I believe, a gastroenterologist. After a brief conversation and exam, the doctor said it looked like she needed to have her gallbladder out “and could you come back this afternoon?” (At no point were words like “urgent” or “emergency” used.

      She had the surgery two days later, because I had to schedule time off.

      People who like their state-run health care system hate that second story.

  2. At CPAC this week they discussed Nationalized health care. One claim was that Princess Diana died from it. Claim was that she was left in the car for over an hour. Then transferred to a hospital that had no trauma care. They could not handle the internal bleeding. Lack of specialists. Several hours later, she was gone. I had never heard this story before….. perhaps you have?

  3. Some people pooh pooh this thing, but being old and having lung problems, it worries me.
    I have doubts about Chinese and the truth going hand-in-hand, and whatever the real numbers are, the Chinese medical system is overwhelmed to the point where people with non-CV-19 problems, even acute heart problems, are being turned away from hospitals.
    The virus is apparently very contagious, can spread as an aerosol, through unsealed drains, or via contact with contaminated surfaces, can be contagious and spread by a carrier without symptoms for up to a few weeks, can relapse after apparent recovery, average patient infects 2-3 others, NOBODY has immunity, and a vaccine is far off into the future. People say “only 2700 deaths from CV-19, vs 61,000 from flu in the USA last year.” Well, that’s a lot of flu deaths, but the mortality rate calculates to 0.14%, whereas the CV-19 mortality an China and Italy is 3.4% and 3.2%, respectively.
    If the USA has the same number of CV-19 cases as we did the flu, that’s 1,400,000 deaths. Nothing to sneeze at.
    In addition, I’ve read that anywhere from 80% to 97% of the ingredients for our pharmaceutical drugs come from China. If China continues to shut down factories, the USA will run out of most medication ingredients after what is currently on ships arrives. That could be devastating for people on insurance mandated just-in-time resupply of maintenance drugs for heart, diabetes and lung problems.
    This is going to get serious very quickly, IMHO, even if good policy and quarantine methods keep the actual likelihood of contracting the disease low.

  4. I have no doubts about the CHICOMs and the truth: they wouldn’t know it if they tripped over it.

    The Doctor that finally diagnosed my neuropathy was from Canada. He was working to get his parents to move to the US and told me to work to keep the US from adopting that type of health care system and destroying the system we have.

  5. Oh Kim, you should know better than to not look beyond what the Daily Mail says. It is the Daily Mail that should be getting kicked in the bollocks: what they write is the truth but not the whole truth. If there’s a serious epidemic and public hospitals get full they’ll use private ones. And there are only so many hospital beds, even including the private hospitals. Yes, if you’ve only got a sniffle, yes you will be triaged as not needing a bed and sent home so that someone who is more seriously ill can receive treatment. And there are only so many doctors, both private and public, and they can only work so many hours in the day, so if there is no doctor available, yes, you won’t get seen. During the wars stately homes and schools (having large halls suitable for wards) were commandeered as emergency hospitals – my grandmother was in charge of one in WW1. The UK has done this before and can do it again.

    And, BTW, I’m sure it would be the same in America.

  6. The key is to be the person doing the triage. Or know that person. Or bribe them.

    Make no mistake, the Left WILL take political reliability into account. Of course, we could do it to them first… 🙂

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