- Thomson Reuters
- President Donald Trump blasted the Democrats on Twitter on Monday morning for supporting universal healthcare, which he characterized as “really bad.”
- The UK has seen large demonstrations urging the government to better fund its healthcare system, the National Health Service.
- Despite the flaws in the NHS, UK citizens are more satisfied with it than US citizens are with their healthcare, and support for universal healthcare in the US has grown.
President Donald Trump blasted the Democrats on Twitter on Monday morning for supporting universal healthcare, which he characterized as “really bad.”
“The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke and not working,” Trump tweeted. “Dems want to greatly raise taxes for really bad and non-personal medical care. No thanks!”
Trump was referring to a large protest over the weekend in which thousands in the UK gathered outside the prime minister’s home to demand more funding for the National Health Service, which provides care for all in the UK and relies on the government as its single payer.
While many in the UK would agree that the NHS is “broke and not working,” as Trump says, and experts recently found it would need additional billions to better serve the UK, healthcare in the UK is consistently viewed more favorably by recipients than that in the US and costs citizens considerably less.
Additionally, public support for universal healthcare has grown, and stands at its highest level in more than a decade, polling indicates.