Tuesday, January 26, 2010

And they wonder why Scott Brown took Massachusetts.

Americans do not want the standard of care enjoyed by Britain or by Canada. We hear too much about what socialism does to the medical field to want it practiced here in our country.

In this story, we hear about a pair of first-time parents whose baby the hospital has deemed too expensive and troublesome to treat. Rebecka May spent 40 hours in labor, with her baby distressed. When baby Isaiah was born, doctors found that he had his umbilical chord wrapped around his neck, which deprived his brain of oxygenated blood. He's been on life support for all three months of his short life.

A few days ago, the Mays received a letter from the hospital claiming that their son would be removed from his ventilator and feeding tube, because he was brain dead. The Mays successfully sued for a judgement to keep their son on the machines while he's examined by independent experts. They do not believe that he's brain dead--and rightfully so. He may well be behind, but brain dead babies don't react, don't open their eyes, don't move, don't pull their knees up to their chests.

Were it up to Canada's socialized medical providers, he'd be off the machines, and probably starving to death right now.

This is exactly the kind of care we don't want here.

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