Friday, December 31, 2010

Just So You Know: Government Run Health Care Could Cost You Your Penis

"A Swedish man was forced to have his penis amputated after waiting more than a year to learn he had cancer." Yeah- long lines matter. Think government can keep things flowing smoothly and efficiently? Really?

The rest of the article reports:

"After three weeks passed without the prescribed treatment alleviating the man’s condition, he was instructed to seek further treatment at Blekinge Hospital.

But it took five months before he was able to schedule an appointment at the hospital.

When he finally met with doctors at the hospital, the man was informed he had cancer and his penis would have to be removed."

When I posted this link with the title of this post as a caption on my Facebook page, a very pro-Obama friend of mine commented:

"I'm glad that nothing like this could ever happen in the United States (oh whoops: http://www.parkerscheer.com/lawyer-attorney-1615566.html)."

To which I replied:

"The United States? You mean where government runs health care and has been running it for decades?"

Always remember and remind people: we do not have a free market for health care / insurance or really much of anything in the United States. Our economy is tightly regulated by the government. That's a fact. End of argument.