A woman in Sydney, Australia (yet another place where socialized medicine has FUBARed the system), gave birth to a baby girl on her bedroom floor after a hospital sent her home because there were no beds.
Yeah. She was bleeding and in labor, and they sent her home.
I cannot help but compare this scenario with the care I received when I went to the hospital in labor with my son. In my case, my water broke eight weeks early, and I called the hospital. They told me to come in immediately, that they'd have someone take me down to labor and delivery right away.
Suffice it to say, my care was excellent. I have no complaints about the hospital food, much less the care I received from the staff. And I have suspicions that, should The One get his way with the health care reform he wants to ram up our collective ass, my care will not be anywhere near as good with my next child.
I cast no aspersions upon the doctors, nurses, aides, and techs, here, but upon the idea of rationed care.
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