Sunday, December 05, 2010

British ObamaCare update: 13,500 left to starve in hospitals

"Excellent healthcare is by definition redistributional. Britain, you chose well." Donald Berwick, President Obama's choice to lead the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2008.

"I'll be honest, there are countries where a single-payer system works pretty well." Barack Obama, June 15, 2009.

But in Great Britain, which has had single-payer health care for six decades, the number of malnourished payments has doubled in just three years.

More from the Daily Mail:
Official figures show that a record 13,500 patients fell victim to some form of nutritional deficiency last year.

Most are frail and elderly pensioners who are simply "left to starve" because they are too weak to feed themselves.

Concern is mounting among campaigners and relatives that nurses are now too busy to carry out basic duties of care, such as helping the most vulnerable to eat and drink.

Meal trays are being left on tables out of reach of bedridden patients and then taken away, completely untouched.

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