Tragic Healthcare News from Countries with Single Payer Healthcare System

I am at a total loss how can someone support a government run single payer healthcare system. These tragic stories are proof that single payer system is an abomination and a failure in providing healthcare let alone a quality healthcare.


 Here are news concerning healthcare tragedies from countries with single payer healthcare system.

 In Britain…

A young mother gave birth on a pavement outside a hospital after she was told to make her own way there.

Mother-of-three Carmen Blake called her midwife to ask for an ambulance when she went into labour unexpectedly with her fourth child.

But the 27-year-old claims she was refused an ambulance and told to walk the 100m from her house in Leicester to the city’s nearby Royal Infirmary.

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In Vancouver, Canada

 Vancouver patients needing neurosurgery, treatment for vascular diseases and other medically necessary procedures can expect to wait longer for care, NDP health critic Adrian Dix said Monday.

Dix said a Vancouver Coastal Health Authority document shows it is considering chopping more than 6,000 surgeries in an effort to make up for a dramatic budgetary shortfall that could reach $200 million.

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In The Netherlands

The Netherlands – Minister Klink recently announced his intention to lower tariffs for mental health treatment by 3.5 percent next year, because GGZ members overspent by EUR 185 million in 2008.

Lower tariffs would mean less income for the GGZ member institutions.
GGZ says the cuts are unjustified. The association is concerned that a number of health care institutions will not be able to cope financially, and that waiting lists for treatment will get longer.

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Finally in France (the model of all healthcare systems)

 France heat wave death toll set at 14,802….

 The bulk of the victims — many of them elderly — died during the height of the heat wave, which brought suffocating temperatures of up to 104 degrees in a country where air conditioning is rare. Others apparently were greatly weakened during the peak temperatures but did not die until days later.

 The new estimate comes a day after the French Parliament released a harshly worded report blaming the deaths on a complex health system, widespread failure among agencies and health services to coordinate efforts, and chronically insufficient care for the elderly.

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I thought France has the best healthcare yet they were unable to save those people from heat related deaths?


We get three digit temperatures here in Texas all summer long yet I have never in my entire time living here heard of that many people dying because the heat.


 14, 802 deaths in one summer of heat because the MODEL HEALTCARE SYSTEM IS CAPUT!!!!



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