Some of the best healthcare systems in the World are publicly funded, the NHS just isn’t one of them
Donald Trump today used the NHS as a reason not to push for Universal Health Care in the US.
The President pointed to demonstrations yesterday in the UK with thousands of Brits taking to the streets to protest the poorly run system.
But even though Trump might have a point about the UK, he doesn’t have a leg to stand on in regards to publicly funded health care systems.
Indeed, many people have pointed out that some of the best healthcare systems in the World are publicly funded.
Wrong. People were marching because we love our NHS and hate what the Tories are doing to it. Healthcare is a human right. https://t.co/Pmo2xYSqZh
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) February 5, 2018
Sweden has one of the highest life expectancy in the world thanks to its government-funded system, as does Denmark, Canada and Qatar.
The NHS has suffered from years of austerity and underfunding which is the real cause of the protests, something the President may wish to take note of.