Friday, October 09, 2009

Welcome to socialized medicine

Meet the product of socialized medicine......

Torron Eeles is a plumber in England who fell down some stairs in December and broke his left arm.

Well, that nifty free health care in England should take care of it. This happened in December. Was the arm repaired in…

A. One day.
B. One week.
C. One month.
D. One year.

The answer is D, maybe. It has been 10 months. The arm still has not been repaired.

The London Daily Mail reported:

Mr Eeles claims his first two operations at the Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, were canceled due to a lack of beds and operating time respectively.

His third operation in February was postponed after he was found to have high blood pressure, while the fourth, scheduled for May, was abandoned because of concerns about his smoking.

So, 10 months later, Eeles left arm still dangles uselessly at his side. No one wants a one-armed plumber. So at 50, he is out of work and he could lose his home.

That last item actually makes medical sense. Smoking complicates anesthesia.


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