The subsidies to private health care come from the taxes of people getting the care.Says the clown who has no problem with massive bailouts and subsidies to big business - at enormous costs to the vast majority of the population.
Absolutely - except the right-wing mantra of 'efficiencies' means job cuts, wage cuts and worse working conditions as the ruling elites attempt to get blood from the stone.
If you want to improve the lot for patients you could start with stopping the massive public subsidies to private health and big pharma - that would provide funding for the nurses (and doctors) pay rise, improving working conditions and improve retention rates, as well as make funding available for the provision of badly needed primary care - all of which would massively help any and every patient.
If the public hospitals were capable of efficient management, your argument would have merit. Given that TDs acting like councillors keep 27 acute care hopitals from being cosolidated when maybe half that number or fewer are needed, plus the unions' restrictive practices that completely undermine management's authority in health care, there is no chance the public system can provide an efficient service in the foreseeable future.
Maybe if the health care demands of the rapidly growing over 70s population bring the system to its knees, really radical reforms in "Angola" can happen.