Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Health insurance for all at what cost?

"News from Kobe, Japan, brought the tragic story of a 69-year old man who was critically injured in a traffic accident while riding his bicycle. Suffering from massive head and back injuries, his condition worsened as paramedics raced him from hospital to hospital — 14 in all — and none could accept him because they had no beds, staff, specialists or equipment. He died of hemorrhagic shock by the time a hospital was found for him, three hours after the accident." Story here.

It will take awhile for the nationalized health care we're getting under the "stimulus package" to totally disintegrate, around the time Obama leaves office.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

So tragic. And sad.