I just spotted this story and I think it is well worth your time to read the truth about the NHS. The Australian system is based upon the NHS but the doctors are not employed by the government like they are in the U.K.
I am well aware that Abominablecare is not going to do anything to improve health outcomes. This is because we have a system here that is based upon us paying an extra amount on our taxes to pay for Medicare. In my view it is an utter failure. Without a doubt the system let my sister down when she was complaining of not being well, and this is one reason why this woman’s story strikes a chord for me.
The basics of her story are:
1. she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.
2. she had to fight to get both treatment and proper diagnosis, meaning the life-saving scans after the first cancer was treated.
3. She paid huge sums of money for her treatment by going private.
4. The form of cancer usually has a very poor prognosis. From what I think I am reading in the story, this woman was possibly using the drug developed by the Canadian doctor who died days before being awarded a Nobel prize for his discoveries relating to the immune system. The doctor had to pay big money to be able to get to use treatment with that drug.
There are people in the USA who actually believe that Abominablecare is going to make a difference with regard to treatment of those diagnosed with cancer. Nothing could be further from the truth. This woman’s story is all about what happens when government is in charge of health matters – it is called rationing.