We\’ve had healthcare in the hands of the voluntary and private sector before – prior to the creation of the NHS – and the result was that thousands died unnecessarily from diseases such as diphtheria and polio and infant mortality rates were around one in 20.
It is to laugh.
So the NHS is responsible for the worldwide fall in infant mortality is it? For Jonas Salk\’s polio vaccine?
Clark really is, as we all know anyway, a complete twat. That deaths from polio, diptheria and simply being born have all fallen everywhere is eveidence that there\’s nothing particularly special about the NHS model, of government owned and government financed health care.
It does show that having a heath care system helps in reducing avoidable deaths, yes, but given that almost no one else has an NHS like heath care system while everyone has seen falls in deaths from these causes we can\’t start running around stating that the NHS, as the NHS, is responsible for the falls.