BTW Mick's quite right in his characterization of brainwashed attitudes to the National Health Service in the UK. This is no exaggeration:
In other western democracies like Canada and the UK, government-run health care is a very, very sacred cow, no matter how obviously dysfunctional the system is and no matter how many people have to die to keep every bureaucrat in their job.I'd add that NJ's health care is pretty disfunctional too. The abstract answer is to get government out of health care. Result - plenty of liberal sob stories, personal responsibility, better health, richer people, voluntary charity.
Anyway down with thieves and liars and let me have men around me who are fat!