ObamaCare Meet the National Health Service
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An appalling report in the U.K. Telegraph from Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, describes conditions in English hospitals, where “NHS patients experience ‘contempt and cruelty’.”
Hunt’s speech included examples of “managers ‘so buried in spreadsheets’ that they had become ‘blind’ to the fact that patients were not being treated with dignity or respect.” Other examples given:
- Patients left to lie in their own excrement, a man with dementia supposedly monitored every 15 minutes who was able to leave the hsopital and drown;
- An elderly woman with dementia punched and slapped;
- A cancer patient who had to call the police for help because he lost one-third of his body fluids;
- Over 1,200 patients dying at one hospital from lack of care, including some who had to resort to drinking water from flower vases.
According to Mr. Hunt, these examples were not “isolated incidents, but appeared with depressing regularity.”
Now, consider what has happened in the U.K. with their system of government-run, socialized medicine and think what is in store for the U.S. when $750 billion dollars are cut from Medicare to fund ObamaCare and a government bureacracy–a single committee–the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF)—is empowered to evaluate preventive health services and decide which will be covered and to what extent by health-insurance plans.
The USPSTF has been in existence since 1984 but could only recommend; under ObamaCare it will have final authority. So the U.S. government thinks it knows more than the the patient or individual doctor when it comes to health care. How long before the U.S. has a system like the NHS?