Twelve years ago, the World Health Organization released the WORLD HEALTH REPORT 2000. It ranked the world's best healthcare systems. The results became notorious: the US healthcare system came in 15th in overall performance, but first in cost. That result meant that its overall ranking was 37th out of 190, while the UK came in 15th (behind Morocco, Portugal and Greece).
Recently, a panel of highly regarded experts investigated 11 world health systems. It ranked the US in 11th place, being the most expensive and the poorest performer. The UK was ranked in first place, being admired for its services, but there was one 'minor' fault the panel reported. The UK health system is amongst the worse for keeping people alive. These are the health services of the two most aggressive pursuers of Neoliberal economic policies.