In a pigs ass it will.
While back had a piece about people not being able to get cataract surgery under the NHS. Lots of other problems as well:
Last year, The New York Times reported some people in England were waiting for 12 hours to be seen in emergency rooms.
“Some doctors took to Twitter to vent their
frustrations publicly. One complained of having to practice ‘battlefield
medicine,’ while another apologized for the ‘3rd world conditions’
caused by overcrowding,” the newspaper reported.
Couple of years back, after they'd announced "It will not be allowed for anyone to sit in an ER for more than two hours(I think it was) without being seen", turned out they had people sitting in ambulances outside for hours, so they wouldn't be 'waiting in the ER' and it wouldn't count on the time.
In England, rationing is established by NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), which determine which procedures have “value.” As an example, “Of the 195 NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England, 104 now include cataract removal on their list of ‘procedures of limited clinical value,’ according to research by the Medical Technology Group.”
It's not of 'limited value' if you're going blind, but hey, it's not happening to the CCG clowns, so it's limited. Right?
Many CCGs have determined hernia repair is no longer something patients
can automatically have, while dozens have declared knee and hip
replacements as also not necessarily possible, the Guardian said.
Hey, if you're old and not properly contributing to the good of the collective anymore, who cares if you walk with pain? Or can't walk at all.
The explanation is basically "We don't have enough money to take care of everyone." Always the safe bureaucrat explanation, isn't it? Especially when the politicians know that if they raise taxes more, they might have to answer some "What the hell is happening to all the money you're getting NOW?" questions.
One patient in England, a construction worker, complained to The New York Times of his daily fresh NHS
hell: “Patients have accused hospitals of putting them at risk. ‘I
learned about the new set of deferrals from the news, but if I receive a
notification, it will be the third time my operation is postponed,’
Graham Groves, a construction worker, said as he sat in a cafe at St.
Mary’s Hospital on Wednesday. ‘This is a disgrace. We injure ourselves
while working to pay our taxes, and the government just leaves us to
They've already got your money, and control of what care you're allowed to get, so what do they care?
Of course, if you've got enough money, you don't have to wait in line for what you'll be allowed to have:
CNS News reported on comments made by Chris Jagger, the singer’s
brother, “Speaking with Sunday People magazine, Chris Jagger, 71, said,
‘Mick is doing OK. I spoke to him — he’s good. It just showed up on a
scan so it could happen to anybody, you know. … With Mick it came on a
checkup. I’ve had a few health issues. At least he has not got to wait
in line for the NHS.’ “
Yeah, he could just fly to New York and get it taken care of there. The rich and connected will still be able to do something like that while the rest of us are told "This is what and when you can have, now shut up and stop causing problems."