Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Modest, Indeed

You want to know what the cost of not going for socialized medicine is?

Here it is: dead children. This kid's mother didn't have health insurance -- or dental insurance, of course -- so tough luck for her 12 year old.

"By the time Deamonte's...aching tooth got any attention, the bacteria from the abscess had spread to his brain, doctors said. After two operations and more than six weeks of hospital care, the Prince George's County boy died."

And in case you're one of those social darwinists who are out there yipping evoluntion in action!, the actual cost, to us, the tax-payers? Over $250,000.00.

But hey! It's the free market! It's worth it!

1 comment:

zelda1 said...

So many children and adults suffer from lack of insurance. It breaks my heart. Health care is something that should be given to every one.