Obamacare must be repealed. Here is a glance at one of the many joys brought by a government-run healthcare system from the UK’s Telegraph.

At least 10 primary care trusts (PCTs) have told hospitals to increase the length of time before they see patients in order to save money, an investigation by The Daily Telegraph has found.

In some areas, patients endured delays of 12 or 15 weeks after GPs decided they needed surgery, even though hospitals could have seen them sooner.

The maximum permitted time between referral and treatment is 18 weeks. In one case a manager said the policy keeps patients in line as “short waiting times also create more demand for treatment due to the expectations this raises”.

It comes after an NHS watchdog suggested that if patients are forced to wait a long time, they will remove themselves from lists “either by dying or by paying for their own treatment”.

Let’s recap.

The government will save money in its inefficient healthcare system if it makes people wait longer for surgery because more people will die off and more people will willingly die off because the government has so lowered expectation that people expect nothing better.

This is a necessary reality under such a system and it will eventually happen in the US due to scare resources and no incentive to innovate. Not to say that our current system is not a disaster, it is, but government healthcare is not the answer.

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