August 06, 2008

Hey, you're getting "free" health care, you'll put up with rats and lice and like it

Seems UK hospitals are facing frequent infestations of various vermin, they've found various pests and vermin in every place in UK hospitals, including the Operating RoomQuote,

One had wasps in a neo-natal unit, and flying ants on the main wards, while another reported rats in their maternity unit, and wasps in operating theatres.

A children's A&E was infested with flies, and main wards were also home to mice, silverfish, biting insects and beetles.

Other common problems included bedbugs, fleas and cockroaches.

Yeah, that's right, wasps in the neo-natal unit.  Fathers?  Mothers?  Think about that, your newborn baby has wasps buzzing around their head, you don't know if they have an allergy, or if they can resist the venom of stings, not to mention the pain.  Are you going to accept that?  Not if you're American you're not.  No way in hell would that be tolerated.

This is why Socialist Medicine, "universal health care" would never work in the US.   No American is going to tolerate rodents and bug infestations of this kind in their hospitals or any of the other bureaucratic nonsense that socialist medicine demands. 

At any time someone could decide they've had enough with the waiting period or unacceptable conditions at a hospital or doctors office and get hostile or even violent.  Americans don't take NO very well to begin with, on something as deeply emotional as a child or an ill or injured loved one that impulse is going to grow exponentially. 

I honestly think if we tried socialized medicine in the US we would see major incidents involving irate family members taking hostages and engaging in violent acts in order to get immediate care should they be told their loved ones were on a waiting list, or told they'd have to accept subpar care or lesser treatments for them.  I just don't think socialist medicine would work for the US, we're not the kind of culture that would tolerate it.

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