They killed the public option

I for one, hate the idea of government run health care. Now, I don’t hate it because it’s a bit of statist clap trap, or useless government intervention. I hate it because state run health care killed my grandmother.

My grandmother lived in England, and at age 86 or so she needed to have her hip replaced. So she got onto a public health role and was told to wait two years. Instead she paid a private hospital in England to do it, and had it done two months later. She does well, surgery goes great, and she is recovering nicely. They tell her that they have to bill her after her first three weeks in the hospital are over, and she agrees she needs a bit longer to get back on her feet, and they send her to a public hospital.

Where she languishes, develops bed sores from not being cared for, and eventually gets MRSA. The MRSA kills her because she was not cared for correctly, or even incorrectly. She flat out was not cared for whatsoever.

So, for those weeping for the failure of the public option to pass, fuck you. Fuck you and fuck the public option.


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