The Daily Telegraph reports that 50,000 of the UK’s citizens will travel abroad seeking medical treatment. Andrew declares victory: “Tony Blair poured millions into Britain’s socialized healthcare system, pumping unprecedented resources into a healthcare system that Michael Moore admires and the American left loves. This is the result.”
But as Ezra Klein points out we can find articles about 50,000 Americans going to just one hospital in Thailand over the course of 2005. And the UK’s still spending under half of what we spend here in the US.