Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Former NHS director dies after operation is cancelled four times at her own hospital

Former NHS director dies after operation is cancelled four times at her own hospital 

No commentary is really required, but here's a bit more from the column:
A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation - at her own hospital.

Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex.

But her appointments to go under the knife were cancelled four times and she barely regained consciousness after finally having surgery.

The former mayor remained at the hospital for months but her family feared she was becoming institutionalised and decided to bring her home until an operation was a certainty.
The relevance to U.S. readers is that the ACA is designed to fail and take private insurance with it, leaving us with no option but to move to a system like the NHS, where long waits are a way of managing cost but may result in your premature death.

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