Thursday, April 14, 2011

When Fate Can't Wait to Kick You in the Butt

Hey libs, methinks YOU might to rethink Obamacare after this story. Courtesy of I Hate the Media: Former British health director dies after operation cancelled four times.

Oh, did I mention that the operation was cancelled at her own hospital? From the Daily Mail:
A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation - at her own hospital.

Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex.

But her appointments to go under the knife were cancelled four times and she barely regained consciousness after finally having surgery.

Her devastated husband, Jim, is now demanding answers from Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust - the organisation where his wife had served as a non-executive member of the board of directors.

He said: 'I don't really know why she died. I did not get a reason from the hospital. We all want to know for closure. She got weaker and weaker as she waited and operations were put off.'
Sadly, I can't feel very bad for her husband. All I can think about are the people who died after this woman cancelled their operations or decided that their medicine was too expensive and that they weren't worth it.

And yet, despite things like this, Democrats insist that socialized medicine will drive down costs and make healthcare more affordable for everyone. Yeah right.

So, do the British recognize the irony in this story? More importantly, does the Ministry of Truth American Media recognize the irony of this?

Oh wait, they didn't report it. Nevermind.


  1. Pretty sad that this is the type of thing the "progressives" say will ensure health care for everyone.