It's already March and Obama still hasn't transformed health care.... good. From Breitbart:
Between 400 and 1,200 more people died than would have been expected in a three-year period at the National Health Service (NHS) hospital.....
.......Health Secretary Alan Johnson said: "I apologise on behalf of the government and the NHS, for the pain and anguish caused to so many patients and their families by the appalling standards of care at Stafford Hospital.
"Patients will want to be absolutely certain that the quality of care at Stafford Hospital has been radically transformed, and in particular, that the urgent and emergency care is administered safely," he added.
OK so let's rush into government run health care then. Maybe we'll do it better. Course, maybe there will be more observations like these:
"We saw patients drinking out of flower vases they were so thirsty.
"There were patients wandering around the hospital and patients fighting. It was continuous through the night. Patients were screaming out in pain because you just could not get pain relief."
But you know what really has got me curious? Why the silence about the proposed Change and Progress national medical database? The privacy rights crew would be apoplectic if George W had proposed a government database like this. But I've heard not a peep from them. Heck, I'm kind of easy going about my privacy and it's got me concerned. Think the government will protect your personal information? Ask Joe the plumber about that.
I guess we'll just have to see how deep they get into health care. If they get deeply enough into it you would do well to only get diseases that are common, easy to cure, and not exacerbated by long waits. Me, I just made an appointment with my doctor. Just in case health care goes the way of the DMV.