Today’s “Isn’t Government Run Health Grrrrrrreat!” Stories

While Obama and the Donkeys are working on ways to “go it alone,” meaning, “forget those troublesome Republicans, we need to spend our time wacking our Blue Dogs,” I wonder what is going on in the Wonderful World Of Single Payer?

A young mother gave birth on a pavement outside a hospital after she was told to make her own way there.

Mother-of-three Carmen Blake called her midwife to ask for an ambulance when she went into labour unexpectedly with her fourth child.

But the 27-year-old claims she was refused an ambulance and told to walk the 100m from her house in Leicester to the city’s nearby Royal Infirmary.

Wait, it gets even better!

Ms Blake said she started going into labour at about 7.15am on Sunday, August 2.

She said: “I phoned up the Royal Infirmary, it’s just across the road, and they said to go into a hot bath, and then to make my way over there.

Now, I’m no baby doctor, but, if one is going into labor, I would think taking a hot bath might be secondary to GETTING TO THE HOSPITAL! I suppose, in Obama’s medical world, they would have a pill for that. Fortunately, mom and baby are doing OK.

I wonder how our friends to the north, who are already looking to perhaps include some privatization, are doing

Vancouver patients needing neurosurgery, treatment for vascular diseases and other medically necessary procedures can expect to wait longer for care, NDP health critic Adrian Dix said Monday.

Dix said a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority document shows it is considering chopping more than 6,000 surgeries in an effort to make up for a dramatic budgetary shortfall that could reach $200 million.

Doesn’t government run health care sound wonderful? Puts costs over patients.

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