Friday, December 05, 2008

USA 100 Years Behind.

How The Poor Die - Essay by George Orwell
Moreover, the national health insurance has partly done
away with the idea that a working-class patient is a pauper who deserves
little consideration. Well into this century it was usual for "free"
patients at the big hospitals to have their teeth extracted with no
anaesthetic. They didn't pay, so why should they have an anaesthetic--
that was the attitude. That too has changed.

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