President Trump woke up this morning and fired off a tweet criticising Democrats who “are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working.”
“Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal medical care. No thanks!,” he said
Trump’s tweet contained two errors. The National Health Service is not “going broke” (although there is a debate over how much funding it should get). And his inference that people were protesting the system was wrong — they were marching to demand it receive more funding.
Nonetheless, Trump’s tweet raises an interesting question: Is the British system of universal free care, via a single-payer “socialized” system, better or worse than the healthcare you get in the US?
Nice breakdown between the British healthcare system and the one in the U.S.