Hooray For ObamaCare!

Or “the NHS” as it is called in British English:

When Kenneth Warden was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, his hospital consultant sent him home to die, ruling that at 78 he was too old to treat.

But it wasn’t a “death panel”, mind you! Nowhere do those two words appear in the doctor’s job description. Besides, how can you have a “panel” with only one member? So shut up, extremist Hobbit Visigoths and rally behind Mittens ObamneyCare Who Is The Only Man Who Can Save America™!

Even the palliative surgery or chemotherapy that could have eased his distressing symptoms were declared off-limits because of his age.

So it wasn’t “merely” a case of “go home and die, you old fart”, it was a “go home and die in excruciating agony, you worthless old geezer!”

They didn’t even offer a “thank you” for the decades’ worth of taxes he’d been forced to pay into the system that he was too old and useless for.

His distraught daughter Michele Halligan accepted the sad prognosis but was determined her father would spend his last months in comfort. So she paid for him to seen privately by a second doctor to discover what could be done to ease his symptoms.

But he still died, right? After all, there was no hope for a cure. That’s what “terminal” means, right? So his sweet daughter just ended up blowing her savings on a hopeless cause, just like the definitely-not-a-death-panel doctor had said, right?

Thanks to her tenacity, Kenneth got the drugs and surgery he needed — and as a result his cancer was actually cured. Four years on, he is a sprightly 82-year-old who works out at the gym, drives a sports car and competes in a rowing team.

Er… Never mind. But shut up anyway!

Thatisall.

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Draven32
Draven32
April 9, 2012 07:28

Sigh… But its all TRUE! Anyone who is a vet having to deal with the VA can tell you exactly what government-run health care will be like if Obamacare continues. The ‘death panels’ won’t just be for seniors, they will be for everyone. e.g.: You’re an I.T. specialist (what many people think is purely s desk job but isn’t when… Read more »

Mark12A
Mark12A
April 9, 2012 08:49

Dec 21,2012 is coming. Who knows? Maybe it’ll just wipe out the liberals, assholes, and bureaucrats. But I repeated myself with “assholes”, didn’t I?

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
April 9, 2012 12:55
Mark12A
Mark12A
April 9, 2012 13:40

When government goes into competition with the private sector for a service, it will first beat its competition senseless with stupid rules. When they stand alone, they will go ahead and fuck it all the way up. When they took over GM, one of their first targets was Toyota, the principal competitor in the US. Those of us who have… Read more »

LibraryGryffon
LibraryGryffon
April 9, 2012 14:03

DJ: you are forgetting that several of the Dems in Congress said flat out that they viewed this as a step on the way to their ultimate goal of single payer. And of course that single payer would be the government. And if you really want to see how the Dems view health care, find a copy of Zeke Emanuel’s… Read more »

Tallulah
Tallulah
April 9, 2012 23:38

My dermatologist said “if they overturn Obamacare, your insurance premiums are going to double next year.” Where he gets this, I don’t know: he said it applies to independent, self-insured people like me. Any info? sounds nutty to me, because I know the insurance companies are in cahoots with Zero about obamacare; that’s why we didn’t have the “Harry and… Read more »