NHS Having a Humanitarian Crisis?

The Red Cross has been helping out the National Health Service in England recently because of high demand of services.  The Red Cross “helps some hospitals with patient transport and provides care for patients who have returned home.”  Hmmm.  I can’t remember the last time the US has needed the Red Cross for this?  Even worse, it is unprecedented for a volunteer organization to criticize a government’s health system.  From the article:

“We have health care as a human right in this country – that’s what the NHS is for. The NHS needs the money now in order to care for everybody.”

Seems they have run out of money.

Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected]