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More Nationalised Health Care Horrors

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Amy White -Cancer VictimOut of the United Kingdom, world famous for its nationalized health care nightmares, comes the tragic story of a young women who was mistakenly diagnosed 30 times for anoxeria when all the time she had bone cancer. Amy White, 20 year old college student was told she was neurotic and her medical issues dismissed due to a national health care system that doesn’t have the money to medically treat its citizens.

Britain doesn’t offer treatments because it’s too expensive. Horrible!

Previous Sma’ Talk Wi’ T posts on Nationalized Health Care

Haute Benzene
Canadian Health Care
Hillary’s Denial About National Health Care Evils
Great Britain’s and Canada’s Health Care In Decline
My Townhall Question (Senator Alan Grayson – slimeball alert)
Cubans Abort Babies That Aren’t Healthy

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October 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Dead Women Walking

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Hollywood leftist Susan Sarandon’s Oscar-winning award (don’t you have a whole new perspective of awards now?) movie, ‘Dead Men Walking’ made liberals wail and gnash their teeth at the horrors of the death penalty. The idea of such a montrous punishment to an innocent person is appalling to idealistic celebrities. Liberals are horrified that even one life is taken by the death penalty if the prisoner could have a microscopic chance of being innocent. Liberals believe that nobody deserves a heinous death, except unborn babies.

Yet when the AMA states that breast cancer and prostate cancer screenings may be overrated because some women and some men will be saved, yes, but there will be women and men treated unnecessarily, this is appalling to Obamacare supporters. In this week’s Wall Street Journal health blog:

As we’ve pointed out before, the jury is still out on PSA testing for prostate cancer, a disease that is deadly for some men but slow-growing and harmless for many others. A U.S. study of 77,000 men aged 55 to 74 who have been followed for seven to 10 years has yet to show any benefit from PSA testing, researchers reported earlier this year. A separate analysis of data from Europe found that PSA testing did save lives, but that for every life it saved, 47 men were treated unnecessarily.
The evidence suggests that mammograms for women over 40 do save lives. Still, mammograms also lead to unnecessary treatment for many women while failing to save others, an analysis published this week in JAMA suggests.

 

Treated unnecessarily?

After 2 1/2 decades of screening for breast and prostate cancer, conclusions are troubling: Overall cancer rates are higher, many more patients are being treated, and the absolute incidence of aggressive or later-stage disease has not been significantly decreased. Screening has had some effect, but it comes at significant cost, including overdiagnosis, overtreatment, and complications of therapy …

 

Cancer rates have risen? Maybe because we are diagnosing more cancer with better methods? Significant costs? Complications of therapy? Nevermind that screenings have saved lives? Now they may not be worth the effort? Sounding like the Scottish General Medical Council’s 2009 advice to their overwhelmed doctors, and nurses, the American Medical Association preparing the American public for the inevitable news that not everyone will be able to have treatment. Maybe they are not worth it due to their age or health? Will we now be getting advice from Obamacare doctors on how to learn to “live with cancer?” Their forked tongues hissing comforting words that “people are living longer with cancer?”   Sounds like ‘dead women walking to me.’

 

Updated 10/26 for appalling grammar.

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October 23, 2009 at 11:32 pm

No R. E. S. P. E. C. T. For Obama

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Russian leaders won’t shake his hand, Iran thumbing their nose at the UN’s nuclear deal, and the latest award of being the fastest tanking president in the last half century, Obama doesn’t get respect from anyone. Not even among the Hollywood celebrity circuit that he envisions as being part of himself. How much disrespect does someone need to have for our country, the White House, and the presidency, to use a White House event to try and win a one-up dare contest?

Politico Click is reporting that comedian David Cross, supposedly a popular tv star in Arrested Development, (don’t care – don’t watch it) bragged to a group of people that he was able to snort cocaine at the White House Correspondents Dinner just forty yards away from Barack Hussein “former cocaine user” Obama.

What does that say about Obama’s associations?

Obama knows that he is not respected. That’s why he employs Chicago thuggery tactics. Talk about arrested development.

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October 23, 2009 at 1:34 pm