Sewage pouring down the walls, overcrowded facilities, patients gushing blood, screams, women breast-feeding in the halls. A mother having given birth pushed out of a room because they need it for another delivery. Not even room to sit after giving birth, not to mention privacy or care. Ill-educated staff who turn away women who gave birth moments later. Women with horrible-crippling tearing, due to improper (or non-existent) care.
Does that sounds like a third world country to you?
The answer.. that is Britain (see Telegraph/UK). But this is the US, why should be concerned?
Well besides the cruel, inhumane activities that are occurring in Britain, which alone should be reason enough for concern… (heck our country has supported third world countries, starving children, etc, etc.. but yet stories like this get buried).
Another reason for concern.. our country is facing a fight AGAINST government health care. If we have government health care we run the risk of under staffed facilities, under educated staff, facilities over flowing with patients. The health care system will look more like a flood sale, and the result will be similar. It will be chaos, it will be disorganized, it will have clinic like atmosphere. Do we want that?
And yet there will be those who fuss that there are people who do not get care in American. No, that is NOT the case, the problem the government is focusing on is not about care, it is about insurance. And when they mandate health insurance for all, restrict doctors, lower-income on medical professionals.. the result there will be less medical professionals.. who are less-educated, the few that remain will also have more patients.
If we want to see our future all we need to do is look at what is happening in the maternity wards in Britain. Open your eyes America!
Thank you to Katie for finding the article I linked to here!