Friday, December 28, 2007

If You Knew Sushi (Like I Knew Sushi), II

A few months ago, we reported on a tragic episode concerning the (nationalized) Japanese health care system. Since our visitors who admire such systems fret that we seem to always pick on the MVNHS©, and that there are other systems that apparently can do no wrong, let's examine the latest from the Land of the Rising Sun:
After several hours, during which the poor woman was bleeding and suffering from diahrea, the ambulance crew was finally able to locate a hospital that would treat her. Not could treat her, as if she had some exotic and rare condition, but would treat her, as in "gosh, what a bother."
During the trip, her heart actually stopped; the EMT's were able to temporarily revive her, but she died soon after.
But hey, at least the care was free.
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