Tuesday, March 25, 2008

"Universal" health care continues to disappoint

Still another reason why universal national socialized health care is a bad idea:
Women in labor turned away from UK hospitals
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:56am EDT

By Avril Ormsby

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Nearly half of Britain's National Health Service (NHS) maternity units had to turn away women in labor last year because they were full, figures showed on Thursday.

Furthermore, a shortage of facilities or staff led to almost one in 10 of these units closing more than 10 times.

One closed 28 times, while another was forced to shut its doors 39 times.

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