[inspired by Lori...aka SnarkandBoobs]
Woman gives birth on pavement 'after being refused ambulance"
Seriously...that was a headline from the Daily Mail Online. As we all know the U.K. has a single payer health care system, similar to what President Obama, Barney Frank and many others in Congress envision for our Nation in the long term.
Now I don't want to be an alarmist so I had better look at more of the article...catch you below the fold.
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.
Ok I know what you are probably thinking...100 meters isn't that far to walk. This may be true, but imagine yourself trying to walk 100 meters with a case of extremely explosive diarrhea, kinda like what comes out of Joe Biden's mouth. Might as well be a marathon.
Today the Trust that runs the hospital said it would look into any complaint made about the advice and care the 27-year-old received.
This Trust would be the equivalent to the Public Option or Co-op if you speak newspeak.
I phoned up the Royal Infirmary, it's just across the road, and they said to go into a hot bath, and then to make my way over there.
So a woman is in labor and calls the hospital and they say take a hot bath and then we will see you when you get here. I can't confirm this but I hear they also suggested she rub some dirt on it.
I went into the bath and realised she was going to come quickly. I didn't think I'd be able to make it out of the bath, so I phoned the maternity ward back and told them to get an ambulance out.
That's right...put that free health care to work!!
They said they were not sending an ambulance and told me I had had nine months to sort out a lift.
Wait...what? Sorry...no ambulance for you. I wonder what metric was used to deny emergency services to a woman in labor.
Ms Blake said despite the happy ending she was upset she was told to make her own way to the hospital as, being an experienced mum, she knew she did not have the time
Ms. Blake seems to be confused...she must think she controls her health care...crazy talk. After all, she couldn't even be trusted to "sort out a lift" given 9 months of prep time.
We are disappointed that Ms Blake was not happy with the advice and care she received and will of course investigate any complaint. We are pleased that both Ms Blake and her daughter are well and healthy.
That closing paragraph is a double edge blow off if I have ever seen one. First they take no responsibility and then act as if they had something to do with Ms Blake and her new daughter's healthy outcome.
Make no mistake...this is our future if the statists in this country get their way.
Aaron B. Gardner
Crossposted at RedState
P.S. A friend of mine, Caleb Howe, brought up a great point.
In the United States, if she were uninsured ... SHE'D STILL HAVE BEEN GIVEN AMBULANCE AND EMERGENCY CARE.