The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say
Ah from your own article a spokes person for the NHS said....
Funny how the article seems to shy away from telling us what they are comparing to, and what they are advanced in....Why do you suppose that is so vague?"Whilst in some areas our outcomes may be favourable compared with those in the US, we are still clear that we have a long way to go before we achieve outcomes comparable with the best performing health systems.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
In the first international comparison of healthcare quality, researchers found that of the five countries studied, none is consistently the best or the worst. For instance, Australia had the best breast-cancer screening, but the worst survival rates for childhood leukemia. This was best in Canada, but that country had the worst heart-attack survival rates. And while the United States led the way in five-year survival rates from breast cancer, it was the worst for kidney transplants.
The conclusion: Each country has something to learn from the others.
Ranking nations' healthcare: US isn't No. 1 / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com
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Let me clarify. The NHS person is saying "We could do a lot better. Comparing us to America doesn't mean anything because we are still worse than other places."
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
England's healthcare is 100 times worse than the US though.