Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Question a doctor and lose your child

Reason #3,425,824,856,289 to hate government-run, socialistic healthcare.

The UK's Times Online is reporting in an article titled, "Question a doctor and lose your child" that "Parents are being threatened with having their children taken into care after questioning doctors’ diagnoses or objecting to their medical care."

Sample horror stories...
Cases are emerging across the UK:

The mother of a 13-year-old girl who became partly paralysed after being given a cervical cancer vaccination says social workers have told her the child may be removed if she (the mother) continues to link her condition with the vaccination.

A couple had all six of their children removed from their care after they disputed the necessity of an invasive medical test on their eldest daughter. Doctors, who suspected she might have had a blood disease, called for social services to obtain an emergency protection order, although it was subsequently confirmed that she was not suffering from the condition. The parents were still considered unstable, and all their children were taken from them.
When it comes to socialized medicine/government-run healthcare, it is not a matter of whether something like this could happen here but when.

Don't believe me?

Well, the above isn't a one-off event. The newspapers in Britain, perhaps emboldened by the debate in the US and PM Brown's rapid collapse, have been publishing report after report of the NHS's reprehensible behavior and shoddy services. This article is from the Telegraph titled, "Daughter claims father wrongly placed on controversial NHS end of life scheme." Basically her father is not being cared for because of a typo and she can do nothing to save him.

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