Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, be careful what you wish for…
Or should I say what you and other self-described Socialist/Democrats are attempting to sell your gullible supporters…a false understanding of socialized medicine.
Just across the pond we’re witnessing the horrors of socialized medicine within the UK in “real-time” — as it slowly eats away at the fabric of a once great nation, unable to cope with the demands of its population’s healthcare needs.
This winter the British Government-run National Health Service has abruptly canceled 50,000 non-emergency surgeries due to overcrowding at hospitals.
“Astoundingly” in an unprecedented move, every hospital within the UK has been ordered to cancel all non-emergency surgeries until at least the end of February.
The move was precipitated by senior medical physicians around the country claiming that patients were being treated in “third world” conditions, the worst in 30-years.
Moreover, hospital chief executives warned the winter crisis could get a lot worse before it gets better.
The growing health crisis is due to a spike in winter flu leaving frail patients facing 12-hour waits, and some hospital units running out of corridor space.
The nation’s health secretary, Jeremy Hunt attempted to put a “happy face” on what has become a continuous health crisis for millions of Brits since the government takeover of healthcare.
Hunt explained the sudden restrictions as a “planned, methodical, thoughtful” approach to the shutdown.
No doubt the likes of Socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would also put a “happy face” to the growing healthcare crises in the UK, claiming that free healthcare regardless of the “hiccups” is available to all. Despite, the long waits, hospitals closings, and patients with life-threatening illnesses being misdiagnosed, because of inadequate equipment.
That deadly scenario is exactly what happened to one British woman who complained of having “agonizing pain” however was sent home by one doctor with mere antibiotics, only to be diagnosed with advanced cancer by another doctor hours later.
According to the Daily Mail, Joy Vivien Lee was rushed to a local emergency room, in severe pain. After waiting hours to be attended, the residing physician unable to do a thorough examination simply sent Lee home with antibiotics because the “doctor did not have the equipment needed to properly investigate her symptoms.”
Moments after arriving home the 61-year-old woman was again rushed to the hospital, this time to a different location to see a different doctor.
It was during Vivien’s second visit that she discovered the grim news; she had ovarian cancer, which doctors believe may have spread to Vivien’s bones. Doctors also discovered another area within her body that may be signs of advanced cancer.
The heartbreaking part of this story is that Vivien went to the hospital multiple times complaining of pain. Her last visit before being finally diagnosed with advanced cancer was just before Christmas. Doctors then informed her that her condition was due to “gastrointestinal related and not serious.”
Another true horror story regarding socialized medicine in the UK is a ratchet tale of how the system disregards a patient’s control of their own body.
If you haven’t heard of Alfie Evans before today, it’s not a surprise. The American mainstream media is too preoccupied with bashing President Trump and promoting the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez within the self-indulgent press.
Alfie was a 23-month-old baby born in the U.K. with an unidentified degenerative neurological condition. Late last year, his doctors declared his condition beyond hope and announced that they were going to withdraw care. In other words, leave him to die.
His parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, disagreed with the doctors and wanted them to continue providing healthcare for their infant son. However, this is single-payer healthcare, meaning the government pays thus they get to decide when to turn off the flow of money and care.
The Evans spent months in court fighting for their son, and against his doctors, hoping to continue his care from the National Health Service — Britain’s system of socialized medicine.
In the end, they lost to the British courts. However the parents still had hope in saving their son, doctors in Italy had agreed to treat little Alfie. However the British government refused to allow the parents to take their child to another country and actually took away their “GOD GIVEN RIGHTS” as parents.
Even Pope Francis intervened on behalf of the parents, the Italian Government even granted Alfie citizenship. However, Britain refused.
Little Alfie lived 4-agonizing days before he died in the UK, being denied both food and water, thanks to a barbaric system.