One of the common rants among committed leftists is for “universal health care.” They point to Canada, where a heart operation may be scheduled for a year from now, or Cuba, if you want to trust physicians who don’t get paid. Our health system is the best in the world. Period, new paragraph. It pleases me to post this:
Saved From Socialism: U.S. Saves Baby Oliver After U.K. Doctors Said His Heart Couldn’t Be Fixed
Imagine if the world didn’t have the U.S. to run to because the U.S. went socialist. That’s where the left would take us.
Baby Oliver was born with a rare heart condition known as cardiac fibroma. The socialized healthcare system in the U.K. was not equipped to perform the necessary surgery to remove the non-cancerous tumor in his heart. Oliver would have to be put on a list to receive a heart transplant, and even then, he would only be expected to live to the age of 15, at the longest.
The NHS, however, initially refused to pay for the roughly $260,000 parents Lydia and Tim Cameron needed to fund the trip and procedure required to save their baby.
After funding nearly $170,000 on their own and garnering international attention, the NHS’s hand was forced. The government finally announced that they would allow and fund the necessary surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.