Wednesday, August 26, 2009

More Great Moments in Socialized Medicine

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A look at what America will be under Obamacare?

The British health care system is, as depicted by the Obama administration, excellent and would be a great goal for an American system.

Er, probably not:

Latest figures show that over the past two years there were at least:

63 births in ambulances and 608 in transit to hospitals;

117 births in A&E departments, four in minor injury units and two in medical assessment areas;

115 births on other hospital wards and 36 in other unspecified areas including corridors;

399 in parts of maternity units other than labour beds, including postnatal and antenatal wards and reception areas.

Additionally, overstretched maternity units shut their doors to any more women in labour on 553 occasions last year.

Babies were born in offices, lifts, toilets and a caravan, according to the Freedom of Information data for 2007 and 2008 from 117 out of 147 trusts which provide maternity services.
Let's see, when my kids were born, my wife had her own room that was essentially a five-star hotel room with space for me to rest and the best care imaginable. The atmosphere was as relaxing as one could ever have while experiencing the miracle of birth and the aftercare was top notch. Now granted, you can't compare that to giving birth in an office, elevator or even a bathroom but we Americans are just not as sophisticated as Europeans are; or at least that's what liberals keep telling us.

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