February 8, 2023

Why Is the U.K.'s Free Healthcare Service Falling Apart?

by The Journal

For more than a decade, the British government has run its National Health Service, the world’s largest government-run healthcare system, on a tight budget. Now, hospitals are so full they are turning patients away, and thousands of paramedics and nurses have walked out over pay. WSJ’s Max Colchester explains how budget cuts, Covid delays and an aging population are stressing the system.

Further Reading:

-The U.K.’s Government-Run Healthcare Service Is in Crisis

-U.K. Nurses Stage Biggest Ever Strike as Health System Strains

Where to Listen