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Report: Government-run hospitals fatally discriminate against the disabled
Posted on Jan 24, 2009
A 43-year-old man with Down’s syndrome painfully starved to death for 26 days after doctors in Britain’s socialized National Health Service simply forgot to feed him.
Martin Ryan died, according to The Daily Mail, “starving and in agony” in an NHS hospital after doctors failed to give him a feeding tube. Ryan had difficulties communicating with doctors, which led to him suffering a slow and brutal death from starvation.
By the time government doctors discovered their error, it was too late to fit a tube. He was left to starve to death for another five days.
“This is another deeply worrying example of how the Government has yet to get to grips with providing first-class care for everyone, including people with disabilities,” Tory spokesperson Anne Milton told the Mail.
The failure to supply an ordered feeding tube is just one of many cases in which people with disabilities and require extra effort to treat are essentially left to die by sub-standard government-run health care, according to the Mail.
After all, under socialized medicine it’s not like the government could be put out of business or lose patients to a hospital that doesn’t kill its patients.
A soon-to-be-released Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s report blasts the government-run health system, and advocates for the disabled point to the rash of deaths as proof the NHS discriminates against disabled patients.
What’s even more worrying is the fact this is the quality of care many in Congress and now the White House want to impose on America. I often say that "socialized medicine makes you sick." Sadly, it now proves fatal.