Britain’s deadly system of socialized medicine, the NHS, has claimed yet another victim. But this time the tragedy is mixed with irony. The patient was a former NHS director:

A former NHS director died after waiting for nine months for an operation—at her own hospital. Margaret Hutchon, a former mayor, had been waiting since last June for a follow-up stomach operation.

Why did this poor woman have to wait for so long?

Her appointments to go under the knife were cancelled four times and she barely regained consciousness after finally having surgery.

Is this what our CMS administrator wants for us?

From July to October there was talk of another operation and then between November and December there were three or four postponements.

Why am I talking about our CMS adminstrator? Because Britain’s NHS is what Dr. Death Berwick considers to be a model health care system. The man has, quite literally, said he loves it.

And as Paul Hsieh points out at his blog, We Stand Firm, Berwick is moving full speed ahead on the implementation of a similar hellhole for us. Is this what you thought they meant by “reform”?

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