This is a situation where things are definitely not looking good.
The British government is allowing many elderly citizens to go blind in an effort to “ration” the use of cataract surgery. This may seem odd that cataract surgery is considered to be a relatively quick, easy and inexpensive procedure.
This is what citizens can expect when the government controls the health care.
The British National Health Service attempted to justify their actions by claiming the decision was made “in the best interests of both individual patients and their wider local populations. The NHS does not have unlimited resources.”
Such a weak, and incomplete answer should serve as a warning to those who would seek to bring the same type of healthcare system to the United States.