Thursday, August 27, 2009

Universal Healthcare Part 9,322

Another snapshot of what might be to coming to a hospital near you...courtesy of Obamacare and crappy bureaucracy...

"After weeks of excruciating pain, Mark Wattson was understandably relieved to have his appendix taken out. Doctors told him the operation was a success and he was sent home. But only a month later the 35-year-old collapsed in agony and had to be taken back to Great Western Hospital.

To his shock, surgeons from the same team told him that not only was his appendix still inside him, but it had ruptured - a potentially fatal complication. In a second operation it was finally removed, leaving Mr Wattson fearing another organ might have been taken out during the first procedure.

The blunder has left Mr Wattson jobless, as bosses at the shop where he worked did not believe his story and sacked him. (source)

I realize the stories can go both ways (people here screwed because of pre-existing conditions, etc.), but I will always err on the side of less government.

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