Observing enthusiasm for government health care around the world, it seems fairly proportional to the amount of involuntary euthanasia, the amount of murder by the state.
Government healthcare has been demonstrably successful in moving the population and voters left, in large part in proportion to its propensity to murder people.
Thirty percent of hospital deaths in Britain are murder by the state. British hospitals literally stink of death, due to deplorable and obvious lack of basic hygiene. They don’t apply enough hot water and bleach to cover up what they are doing, let alone prevent the spread of hospital acquired infectious diseases.
“Community acquired” diseases (a euphemism for hospital acquired diseases) are a big problem in Britain. These diseases are frequently anti biotic resistant. The proposed solution is to use less antibiotics, rather than the obvious solution: More hot water, soap, and bleach.
And predictably Britons are correspondingly enthusiastic about government health care.
However, when visiting Cuba, I noticed that there was lack of enthusiasm for its even more lethal government health care proportional to the availability of black market medicine. To the extent that people had to put their lives in the hands of the state, they loved the state. To the extent that they had an alternative, they did not.
We are already seeing medical tourism, regulatory arbitrage, and grey market medicine for advanced technologies. Dr Purita is a Florida doctor, but treats people in the Dominican Republic, where it costs less to bribe the regulators. The technology was developed in the USA, but due to regulatory obstacles, cannot be applied here.