The Observer runs a long story about how the NHS saved the lives of a 34 year old pregnant woman in heart failure and her child.
Excellent stuff indeed.
However, I\’ve got only one question.
While it was indeed the NHS which saved these two lives, is it in fact true that only the NHS would have saved these two lives?
Would the outcome have been the same under the French, Swedish, Danish, American, Canadian, German systems?
In other words, is this a celebration of the NHS specifically, or is it a celebration of any reasonably modern health care system?
The way the piece is written definitely suggests the former….but I have my suspicions that it\’s really the latter.