The next time you come across a “starry-eyed” Bernie supporter exclaiming the virtues of Socialism, expounding on how advanced and humane those European countries are in providing “FREE HEALTHCARE” to all, perhaps you should provide them with a dose of reality that “nothing” in life is free, someone always pays, and in this shocking instance over 270-woman paid with their lives accessing “FREE GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTHCARE” for all!
The shocking report was released from the government agency known as Public Health England, which is tasked with overseeing breast cancer screening for woman within the entire UK. In the report, the agency acknowledged critical letters warning woman that their screening for breast cancer (dating as far back as 2009) was done in error, and for them to be immediately re-screened WERE NEVER SENT, resulting in the deaths of over 270 woman between the ages of 68-71.
Moreover health officials were actually warned of the screening errors over one year ago, however, they FAILED TO ACT!
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt the government official who is responsible and apparently covered-up the shocking details for over 4-months until it was finally flagged in March of 2017 by Public Health England to the Department of Health in January of this year.
Forcing Hunt to finally admit the deadly health crises earlier this week in the House of Commons, and then admitting another shocking revelation that ½ million women had not been screened since 2009.
The issue regarding the letters not being sent was first reported as a “local issue” involving a computer glitch by the computer firm Hitachi Consulting.
However as in all things run by government, red-tape, and government bureaucracy becomes the norm, private physicians become government employees and spreadsheets with numbers, replaces patients names, until it’s impossible to distinguish the two.
And once the bureaucracy realized the full scale of the crises, it was passed along to yet other bureaucrats in March. Meanwhile, women were still left unaware they needed to follow up screening, which could save their lives.
Baroness Delyth Morgan from Breast Cancer Now said the “colossal systemic failure” was “totally unacceptable”.
She continued: “It is beyond belief that this major mistake has been sustained for almost a decade and we need to know why this has been allowed to happen.”
The stunning reality is there were over 450,000 women within the UK who were denied breast cancer screening in 2009, resulting in the deaths (so far) of 270 woman.
However those numbers don’t tell the entire story, in that the so-called government “glitch” may end up claiming the lives of perhaps another 1,000 and upwards of perhaps 2,000 women who put their lives in the hands of nameless government bureaucrats, rather than physicians, in that computers get to decide who gets screened and who doesn’t.
America came dangerously close to mimicking the UK, with our own version of a government system known as The Affordable Care Act, or ObamaCare, in which private citizens were forced to buy health insurance that eventually became too costly for average Americans to access, which thankfully imploded from within, as government exchanges were forced to close. It was governments attempt at overreach and attempting to take over 1/6th of our economy, which thankfully failed.
However look for Bernie and his clueless minions to once again push for universal healthcare in 2020, regardless of the fact that Vermont (Bernie’s hometown), almost went belly-up, with their own version of government-run healthcare a few years ago.