Friday, June 15, 2012

ObamaCare Preview

You thought just the banks in Greece are in crisis?

ZeroHedge - "A Matter Of Life And Death": The Collapsing Greek Health-Care System Is In Critical Condition.  An article about other current events in Greece. aspect of the Greek collapse into hell has gotten lost: the complete failure of the Greek healthcare system. 

As the following Reuters report shows, regardless of the outcome on Sunday, it just may be too late to preserve the future of Greek sickcare, and with that, of the entire population: 

"The country's state hospitals are cutting off vital drugs, limiting non-urgent operations and rationing even basic medical materials for exhausted doctors as a combination of economic crisis and political stalemate strangle health funding. "It's a matter of life and death for us," said Persefoni Mitta, head of the cancer patients' association, recounting the dozens of calls she gets a day from patients needing pricey, hard-to-find cancer drugs. "Why are they depriving us of life?""

They are depriving of you of life, Persefoni, because in old times, when a given country was enslaved, there was a specific aggressor that the people could revolt against. Now, when the slave-master is debt, and thus one's own desire to live beyond their means, it is far more difficult to look in the mirror and to revolt against what one sees. Which is why, one day at a time, the Greek civilization will continue to suffer the terminal consequences of infinite debt serfdom, until finally, after two thousand years, it no longer exists.

"We're not talking about painkillers here - we've learned to live with physical pain - we need drugs to keep us alive," Mitta, a petite former marathon runner and herself a cancer survivor, said in a voice shaky with emotion.

The shortage of paper, which is thrown out after each patient has used it, means corners have to be cut on hygiene.

"Sometimes we take a bed sheet instead and use it for several patients," said Kiki Kiale, a radiologist specialising in cancer screening. "It's tragic but there's no other solution."

Photos, found at Google Images, are from other glorious universal healthcare facilities of the people, in Cuba, Communist Romania, and elsewhere.

When you scrape away all the Hope and Change, this is what Our Dear Leader wants, and we can expect the same excuses from him and his commissars when "economic crisis" hits here.

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