Monday, March 29, 2010

Does care suffer when the government runs a healthcare system?

Just ask the English . . . 

Specifically, ask the family of Derek Sauter, who died of pneumonia after British nurses failed to check his oxygen levels for 11 hours (they were low) and - believe it or not - after he had to use his cell phone to call his wife so that he could get someone to bring him a drink of water.  (Link to story here.)

I know this is only anecdotal.  But it is endemic of systems where bureaucracies are in command - systems like the "universal" healthcare systems in the U.K. and the rest of Europe . . . and systems like the one that, thanks to Barack Obama and his liberal Democrat friends, will soon be coming to a hospital near you.

Unless, that is, something BIG (and probably impossible) happens in November's mid-term elections.

1 comment:

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