Consider the sad situation in England.
A "large number" of hospitals are canceling cancer operations, the president of the Royal College of Surgeons has said, revealing the depth of the NHS funding crisis.
Clare Marx said cancer surgery was no longer protected in the health service, and that hospitals had been canceling operations since the start of the year.
She told The Observer: "Historically, they have been protected due to their urgent nature.
"However, feedback from our members suggests that since the start of January, a large number of hospitals across the UK are now canceling cancer surgery.
"It is increasingly clear that no part of the system and no patient is immune from the pressure the NHS is experiencing."Government paying for things makes it more expensive and less effective.
Look at university education in America after the federal government guaranteed a trillion dollars in student loans.
The bureaucracy became bloated and the tuition skyrocketed.
But the standards fell. Required courses in hard science and U.S. history gave way to mandatory classes in black history, women's studies and the like.
When you make money easy to get, you encourage sloth. My guess is NHS has far more administrators per doctor than the USA has.