[StBernard] The truth about socialized medicine is being revealed - "after" it passed

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Apr 7 22:37:33 EDT 2010

Interesting information coming out of the media now. Pulled this off of AP.
I can't help but wonder if this info came out before the Obamacare vote if
Nancy Pelosi would have made her typical comment like "the AP is lying to

Pointer.gif> "KILLING OFF GRANDMA" NO JOKE IN UK: A group of healthcare
experts in the UK recently charged that non-terminal patients in British
hospitals are frequently having fluids and drugs withheld without their
consent and are put on conscious sedation until they die under a
controversial "end of life" scheme called the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP).

Pointer.gif> MILLIONS NEGLECTED: Another report, by the UK Patients
Association, estimates that up to 1 million patients under the British
National Health Service (NHS) have received "poor or cruel" care. "For far
too long now, the Patients Association has been receiving calls on our
helpline from people wanting to talk about the dreadful, neglectful,
demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel treatment their elderly
relatives had experienced at the hands of NHS nurses," said Claire Rayner,
President of the Patients Association and a former nurse.

Pointer.gif> GIVING BIRTH IN HOSPITAL TOILETS: In fact, hospital beds and
midwives are in such short supply in England that an estimated 4,000 mothers
last year had to give birth in hospital elevators, corridors and toilets.

Pointer.gif> CANADIAN SYSTEM "IMPLODING": In August, while President
Obama was praising Canada's universal healthcare system, the incoming
president of the Canadian Medical Association admitted her country's
healthcare system is "sick" and doctors need to develop a plan to cure it.
"We all agree that the system is imploding," Dr. Anne Doig said in an
interview with The Canadian Press. "We all agree that things are more
precarious than perhaps Canadians realize."

Pointer.gif> 15,000 ELDERLY DIE IN FRANCE: In France, the expensive
state-run healthcare system is stretched so thin that in 2003, during a
summer heat wave, more than 15,000 elderly patients died because they were
turned away by French hospitals while their physicians were on vacation.
Ironically enough, French citizens who have been in America admit America
has the best medicines, the best medical equipment and the shortest waiting
lists of any nation.

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