Thursday, August 05, 2010

Sew what?!

While we're quite hard on the MVNHS© and CanuckCare©, we would be remiss not to point out that these socialized medical schemes aren't the only ones with major issues. A major problem with goovernment control of health care is that government really controls access to health care. And as it turns out, Sweden's much-vaunted bikini team doesn't hold exclusive rights to the term "skimpy:"

"A 32-year-old took the needle into his hands when he tired of the wait at Sundsvall hospital in northern Sweden and sewed up the cut in his leg himself."

The victim, er, patient had cut himself while renovating his kitchen, and was directed to the local health clinic. After being ignored for an hour, he looked around, found a needle and thread, and proceeded to stictch himself up, thereby saving time and money for the obviously over-burdened "health care" facility.

No harm, no foul, right?

Um, not so much:

"The man was later reported to the police for his impromptu handiwork."

Yes, you read that correctly: he was actually accused of "criminal dispossession ... for having used hospital equipment without authorization."

Welcome, by the way, to the brave new world of ObamaCare©. Think that can't or won't happen here? Given that the gummint can force you to buy insurance or face criminal penalties (including jail time!), why would you believe that self-help would be condoned?

[Hat Tip: PowerLine]
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