Friday, February 28, 2020

Annals of Socialized Medicine

The only thing you have to lose is your health care. It’s the promise of socialized medicine. Democrats are all offering free health care because their voters are incapable of understanding that free means less. In fact, it means a lot less.

At the CPAC convention yesterday a panel explained the pitfalls of socialized medicine. Matt Margolis reported.

Take Canada:

Author Dr. David Schneider, an orthopedic surgeon from Colorado, explained how with socialized medicine, wait times for care “are disastrous.” In Canada, the wait time to see a specialist is two years, and then another two years to get the procedure.

“People in this country would go crazy if you were told you had to wait four months,” he said.

He added that people travel from Canada to the United States in order to get timely health care. They do not travel from the United States to Canada for the same.

Dr. Schneider explained that if Princess Diana had had her accident in the United States she would be alive today. You see, the French socialized health care system, proposed as a role model, does not have trauma specialists.

Then he explained how Princess Diana would be alive today, if not for socialized medicine. “Princess Diana was in the car accident in France,” he explained. “They actually don’t have any trauma specialists in France.”

“For the first hour after that accident, she was still in that tunnel,” he continued. “And after an hour, they took her to a nearby hospital and she was alive for another three hours and they couldn’t control the bleeding from her pulmonary artery.”

Schneider explained that “there were no trauma-trained people there.”

He continued, “I really believe, knowing what I know about her care and comparing it to what Congressman Scalise had, Princess Diana would have lived had that accident happened here in America.”

A sobering thought for today.


UbuMaccabee said...

Socialized medicine is the culinary equivalent of Furrs Cafeteri--if Furrs cafeteria has a line around the building, and 95%, if its selections were unavailable.

Suzannemarie said...

Very surprised to read that France would have no trauma specialists, and that this alleged lack of trauma specialists is a consequence of a socialized health care system.