View Full Version : IMF Warns Britain to Dump 'Free' Healthcare to Avoid Financial Crisis

10-02-2009, 06:30 PM
Britain's vaunted nationalized healthcare system is bankrupting the nation and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning that if the UK doesn't start charging for healthcare and raise the retirement age above 65 the country will not be able to get out from under the widening fiscal disaster.

The IMF is telling the British government that she must instigate a wholesale revamping of its pensioner and healthcare system to "help keep a lid on the debt." Treasury officials admitted recently that the deficit is expected to rise "200billion this year - 25billion more than the Chancellor predicted in the Budget."..