Utopian socialist public healthcare will never be achieved, though they may for decades to come. Long lines, an increasing lack of experience in doctors, waiting forever to operated on in non-life threatening situations. Face it, the fact that more than 50% of Finns opt out for private medical care thrusts a major harpoon into the highly vaunted myth of “free”, state run socialized medicine as being the best method for dispensing healthcare. KGS
NOTE: After all these years of statist socialist meddling in the healthcare industry, they still can’t get it right. It’s the main reason why US citizens are rejecting Obamacare, as they should. Socialism does not work, no matter in what field it’s tried.
YLE Quizzes Parties on Healthcare Reform
With parliamentary elections approaching, a fresh YLE poll finds little difference in the political parties’ approach to healthcare reform. Parties’ internal conflicts seem more likely to stall the health reforms than problems between parties.
Finland’s healthcare system has plenty of critics. Tuula Olander, for instance, is used to queuing at Kallio Health Station in Helsinki and complains that there are not enough doctors. Olander also laments the fact that many of the doctors who have treated her are young. Admitting their poor knowledge on Olander’s diabetes, the young doctors refer her to more experienced nurses.
Finland’s public healthcare has become a complicated field over the years, as new systems have been introduced by successive governments. With so many overlaid systems, healthcare in Finland is now facing crisis.
YLE asked the parties presently sitting in Parliament how Finland’s healthcare system should be reformed.
All parties agreed that well-functioning public healthcare is essential.
The parties also agreed that public healthcare was of primary importance, followed by work health and private healthcare services.
The parties were also largely in agreement in asserting that Finland’s basic healthcare should be mainly based on public healthcare, with supplementary health services being bought from the private sector. The True Finns Party, the Social Democratic Party, the Left Alliance and the Greens also wanted to slow down the privatization of health services.