... don't get sick.
So as to alleviate ourselves from accusations of cherry-picking with respect to surmising how our healthcare system will look if we pass Obamacare – let’s broaden the lens a bit. Take Britain, please.
Poor nursing care, filthy wards and lack of leadership at Basildon and Thurrock University NHS Hospitals FoundationTrust led to the deaths of up to 400 patients a year.
Figures compiled by a health watchdog showed death rates at the Essex trust were a third higher than they should have been.
Among the worst failings discovered by the Care Quality Commission were a lack of basic nursing skills, curtains spattered with blood on wards, mould in vital equipment and patients being left in A&E for up to ten hours.
The report by the Care Quality Commission found “systemic failings” in the trusts management of Essex. For those of you in Placentia, California that means the whole doggone system was screwed up and which will produce copious amounts of cherrys.
And here’s the big response to blood, mould and being left to watch A&E:
Katherine Murphy, director of the Patients Association said: “Yet again patients are being neglected. Lack of monitoring, lack of help with feeding, lack of dignity, avoidable pressure sores. How many times do the public need to keep hearing about this before the Government is embarrassed enough to do something about it?
Bless your heart, Ms. Murphy, but the government “doing” has been the problem in the first place.
It speaks to the horrors of statism, though, that the sentence above is as it is and not more along the lines of “How many times do the public need to keep hearing about this before… they vote the bastards out… or burn the hospitals down… or run naked around the May Pole…. anything… anything at all that would represent actionable democracy.
Great Britain, our greatest ally in the battle for freedom and liberty is reduced to dependence on a hoped-for shamed government.