Any country where the medical industry has been privatised will face such issues as the moment the hospital becomes a business, profits take priority over all else. Recently, the Indian government brought the price of stents under control as hospitals were ripping off patients by price mark ups of up to a mind boggling 700%, . Guess what the hospitals did? They jacked up the cost of the operation to insert the stent to compensate for loss of profits from stents. They could do this as there’s no control on the price of the medical procedures in hospitals. People in countries where hospitals are controlled by the government complain about the slow speed and bureaucracy. But they have no idea how lucky they are to not be at the mercy of these vultures masquerading as doctors.