In 1992-93 I had a crash course in socialized medicine. My daughter was born in France with a congenital heart malformation.
First, the pediatricians in the hospital where she was born saw that she had trouble gaining weight, but ran no tests.
In and out of French hospitals before her death, I heard children in medical wards cry unattended for hours (I stayed with her as she was nursing). Medical personnel instructed me just to leave (didn’t happen). Hospital politics took precedence over patient care — of course one hospital kept her instead of sending her to a specialized hospital, it continued receiving funds as long as she was there.
She didn’t have the time to waste.p>While my searches have never revealed statistics about the success rate correcting inverted left coronary arteries, the American public has no idea what it is to rely on people with the mentality of postal workers for their loved ones’ lives. br> — Lisa O /p>
I would just like to express my opinion that “Dr. Fabio vs. Michael Moore” by Philip Klein is possibly the single most idiotic opinion essay I have read over the course of my life. I can only hope that, in writing the piece, the author was attempting and failing at some sort of humorous diversion, rather than offering a genuine comparison of Italian health care to American health care.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?