Tom Blumer of Pajama Media argues that with the British and Massachusetts healthcare systems failing miserably“If we ever see a nationwide state-run healthcare system in the U.S., the mainstream media will have played a large role in its arrival by ignoring its myriad failures, both overseas and at home.” Some interesting quotes:
The first comes from just outside of many British hospitals (known as “trusts”), in the UK Daily Mail:
A&E patients left in ambulances for up to FIVE hours ‘so trusts can meet government targets’
Seriously ill patients are being kept in ambulances outside hospitals for hours so NHS trusts do not miss Government targets.
Thousands of people a year are having to wait outside accident and emergency departments because trusts will not let them in until they can treat them within four hours, in line with a Labour pledge.
The hold-ups mean ambulances are not available to answer fresh 999 calls.
Doctors warned last night that the practice of “patient-stacking” was putting patients’ health at risk.