Thursday, September 3, 2009

Socialized Medicine In The USA?

It's a huge debate right now. I wanted to share a couple quotes from WORLD magazine that recently got my attention. Enjoy.

" 'I was really scared, but I had to hold it together as I was the only one who knew the way to the hospital.'

LINDA CORBETT, of Brighton, East Sussex, on giving birth in a car with her husband delivering the baby and her father driving. Workers at the Royal Sussex County Hospital told her that they were too busy to send a midwife or give her space at their facility, sending her to a different hospital. A British report found that a lack of midwives and hospital beds forced 4,000 women last year to give birth in places such as elevators, cars, and restrooms. Corbett and her baby are in good health.'"

" 'In the last few years, I have had the opportunity to compare the human and veterinary health services of Great Britain, and on the whole it is better to be a dog.'

THEODORE DALRYMPLE, Pen name of British physician Anthony Daniels, writing in The Wall Street Journal. Veterinarians provide care in Britain on a fee-for-service basis, while humans receive care under a single-payer system.'"

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