Health-care for all, irrespective of the ability to pay, is the proud hallmark of socialized health-care in the UK. For decades, the National Health Service (England) has had an uphill struggle to live up to the promise.

Widely predicted, Obamacare is failing. For those who believe that a socialized health-care system is the answer, take a look at this article from the Guardian. The NHS is now 2.5 Billion UKP in debt. Deteriorating A&E services, ambulance and operating waiting times, and a steep rise in bed blocking.

The Podiatry service, a sensitive marker of what ails the NHS, is feeling it hardest. The NHS needs 12,000 posts and has only 3000.