Hillary’s Healthcare Fairy Tale
Senator Clinton has been telling a nice story during her campaign about a woman who was pregnant, who didn’t have health care, was denied service at a hospital, her fetus was still born and the woman ultimately died of complications. Only one little problem, it is not true. Yes the woman was pregnant. Yes, her fetus was stillborn, and yes she died of complications, but she was under treatment and she was not turned away due to a lack of insurance.
This is a favorite little story that many who advocate universal health care love to tell. The only problem is that hospitals can’t do this, by law. A hospital is required to treat anyone who comes in regardless of ability to pay. Please take note of this if you favor some sort of universal health care. If you try to use this kind of story as an example of why private health care is a failure you’ll only look like an idiot to those who are aware of the facts. Oh, and in the U.S. we don’t have “private healthcare” but a mixed private/public healthcare system….like France.