Finland's Entire Government Resigns Over Issue Every Democrat Wants
It was an unbelievable thing to hear.
Finland's entire government resigned over the issue of universal healthcare, a matter that every Democratic politician and their mom want to enforce.
The cost of the universal healthcare system of Finland destroyed the country's budget and the leaders refused to enact some needed cuts to the system.
According to the Washington Free Beacon,
Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the rest of the cabinet resigned after the governing coalition failed to pass reforms in parliament to the country’s regional government and health services, the Wall Street Journal reports. Finland faces an aging population, with around 26 percent of its citizens expected to be over 65 by the year 2030, an increase of 5 percent from today.
Sipila’s reforms “intended to remove power from the 295 municipalities that currently oversee health and social care, and place responsibility within a leaner, more efficient system of 18 elected regional authorities,” according to the Journal. The prime minister also wanted patients to be able to choose from a range of public and private providers.
Most people think that Finland is a Socialist nation, but it's not. It follows a Nordic model but the healthcare system is a socialist system.
Reuters said, “Nordic countries, where comprehensive welfare is the cornerstone of the social model, have been among the most affected. But reform has been controversial and, in Finland, plans to cut costs and boost efficiency have stalled for years.”
The BBC reports,
As an increasing number of people live longer in retirement, the cost of providing pension and healthcare benefits can rise. Those increased costs are paid for by taxes collected from of the working-age population – who make up a smaller percentage of the population than in decades past.
In 2018, those aged 65 or over made up 21.4% of Finland’s population, the fourth highest after Germany, Portugal, Greece, and Italy, according to Eurostat.
Finland’s welfare system is also generous in its provisions, making it relatively expensive. Attempts at reform have plagued Finnish governments for years.
Next time you hear someone pushing the universal healthcare system and pointing to countries like this one, remind them what happened.
The good thing is that more and more of these systems are failing as of recently. Venezuela and now Finland have both ran into huge HUGE problems.