This bit of embarrassment is from the Saturday Independent — and the accompanying article is worth a read too:
In the week that Britain’s National Health Service was held aloft by Republicans as an “evil and Orwellian” example of everything that is wrong with free healthcare, these extraordinary scenes in Inglewood, California yesterday provided a sobering reminder of exactly why President Barack Obama is trying to reform the US system.
The LA Forum, the arena that once hosted sell-out Madonna concerts, has been transformed – for eight days only – into a vast field hospital. In America, the offer of free healthcare is so rare, that news of the magical medical kingdom spread rapidly and long lines of prospective patients snaked around the venue for the chance of getting everyday treatments that many British people take for granted.
There isn’t much new in this article, except the angle that makes us look like a third world country. Interesting that this group’s founder is a stone Tory — and even he wouldn’t give up the NHS for the world.
(h/t Bob Cesca)
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