Friday, August 6, 2010

How's That Swedish Universal Care Going?

John Stossel discusses the latest medical outrage in Sweden in his blog post, "Great Moments In Government-Run Health Care":
...What really astounds me is not that a Swedish man sewed up his own leg after waiting for a long time in a hospital. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if things like that happened in all nations.

The really disturbing part of the story is that the hospital then reported the man to the police. A classic case of "blaming the victim." The bureaucrats in Sweden's government-run healthcare system obviously were not pleased that he called attention to their failure.
Here's the original news story.