Wednesday, August 25, 2010


...I'm so bloggin bloggie that I blog while on lunch break. Of course, I am still caught in my Nicholas Fehn bloggers block, which inhibits my ability to type while in shock about the audacity of the news...

...anywho, back to one of my favorite authors, THOMAS SOWELL:

Medical Care Facts and Fables
Obamacare threatens the unparalleled success of US medicine.

"...We hear a lot about how wonderful it is that the Canadians or the British or the Swedes get free medical treatment because the government runs the system. But we don’t hear much about the quality of that medical care.

We don’t hear about more than 4,000 expectant mothers who gave birth inside a hospital, but not in the maternity ward, in Britain in just one year. They had their babies in hallways, bathrooms, and even elevators.

British newspapers have for years carried stories about the neglect of patients under the National Health Service. When nurses don’t get around to taking a pregnant woman to the maternity ward in time, the baby doesn’t wait.

But the American media don’t tell you about such things when they are gushing over the wonders of “universal health care” that will “bring down the cost of medical care.”

...if you leave out people who are victims of homicide or who die in automobile accidents, Americans live longer than people in any other Western country.

Doctors do not prevent homicides or car crashes. In the things that doctors can affect, such as the survival rates of cancer patients, the United States leads the world.

...Americans get the latest pharmaceutical drugs, sometimes years before those drugs are available to people in Britain or in other countries where the government runs the medical system. Why? Because the latest drugs cost more and it is cheaper to let people die.

The media have often said that we have higher infant mortality rates than other countries with government medical-care systems. But we count every baby that dies and other countries do not. If the media don’t tell you that, so much the better for Obamacare."

1 comment:

Patti said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Seriously, this makes my blood boil. How are we supposed to win the cultural war when the left (media) has the deck stacked? No wonder you're blogging on your lunch break- you have to do SOMETHING to counter the pack of lies the left dishes out. Doing it on the govt's dollar makes it all the better:)