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February 27, 2009

Another Tale of Socialized Medicine

Posted by Dave Blount at February 27, 2009 6:43 AM

From socialized Britain, here's what's in store for us now that Chairman Zero — always a friend of unions — has nationalized healthcare:

A paramedic refused to help a man in agony with a broken back because he was on his lunchbreak, a tribunal was told.
Robert Chambers was approached by the man's desperate friends as he filled his ambulance with fuel.
To their horror he told them to wait for another ambulance before driving off.

At last an ambulance arrived whose driver wasn't on his lunch break. But it didn't have the space to transport a patient with back injuries. So he waited 40 minutes for a third ambulance. No doubt further apathy and incompetence awaited at the hospital. Welcome to our glorious socialist future.

It's a great time to be a moocher or a slacker — but not such a good time to be anything else.

On a tip from Ian.