Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Just in case you thought the British Healthcare system was a model . . .

Check out this story - a hospital in England, run by the government-funded National Health Service, "stopped providing safe care because they were preoccupied with government targets and cutting costs."  Because of staffing cutbacks, an independent inquiry reported that "patients went unwashed for weeks, were left without food or drink and were even unable to get the lavatory.  Some lay in soiled sheets that relatives had to take home to wash, others developed infections or had falls, occasionally fatal."

Hopefully the results of nationalized and government-run healthcare will be kept in mind as the debate over Obamacare continues.

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