Thursday, January 05, 2006

Are attitudes to the NHS changing?

I was struck by a comment in this thread on Samizdata which is perhaps typical of mainstream opinion on the state of the NHS.

Anyway, many political scientists now believe we are moving away from old-style left-right competition to a system in which parties generally agree on ultimate goals but compete on managerial competence. Delegating policy-making to swivel-eyed moonbats who want to privatise the NHS does not convey competence.
It's extraordinary isn't it that the UK is the only developed country which operates a fully state-funded healthcare system. It is also pretty much the worst healthcare system in the developed world. And yet someone who proposes privatising it is a "moonbat".

Don't think so Tomahawk.

Meanwhile, read what NHS Blog Doctor has to say on the subject.