Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Littlejohn: US health system beats NHS

"Thank heavens my sick mum wasn't at the mercy of the NHS", writes the Daily Mail commentator from his Florida mansion.

"In Britain - Littlejohn (expat) says- [i]f you are unfortunate enough to get admitted to hospital, there's a good chance of contracting a fatal disease once you're in there, as a result of the criminally negligent standards of hygiene".

Ask your mates, family, colleagues. If you haven't heard off them in a while, it's because they were admitted to hospital where they soon caught an NHS-generated 'fatal disease' and died.

Why else do you think ZaNu Labour keep ushering in tens of millions of immigrants (which you can't say the Daily Mail didn't warn you about)? It's to cover up the mass deaths on the NHS.

Medical treatment is undoubtedly expensive in the U.S., but the majority of people are happy with what their money buys. Look at me on 800K a year. Surely it's what most people earn, (unless they're the kind who happily scrounge the high sums as offered by our ZaNu Labour government), but I've got the insurance, and I'm happy with it, so what's the bleedin problem?

Like, mum's medical bills this time are being picked up by her car insurance policy, which covers up to $1 million in hospital expenses, as you do. We all have to pay motor insurance, so why not insure our health, too? They're clearly the same thing. Like, clearly. Car insurance is not there to cover my ass in case I cripple some pedestrian loser who may get runover while I ride around my 4x4. No. It's there to protect meeeeeee. So it should be the same with health.

Surely from all that money you get from ZaNu Labour you can find a penny or two for medical insurance, just like all Americans do without any problem.

What you're on about millions get rejected on a technicality when they're diagnosed with cancer? I don't know anyone who got that? Do you?

What? Losing their insurance when they lose their job? It never happened to meeeeee, so surely you're just making it up because you're yet another loony lefty.

And it's not as if the NHS is 'free' anyway. You couldn't make it up, but it costs billions, which is a disgrace when there are only 60 million people to look after. I mean, how expensive can the NHS be really? Do away with waste and unnecessary expenditure, sack the bureaucrats (especially those who've got a 20-stone lover) and, pronto, it'll cost a fraction of that.

I am not seeking to denigrate the British doctors and nurses, but I am haunted by the thought of what might have happened to my 81-year-mum if she had still been living in Essex, at the mercy of the NHS, and not in America.

Because, in Britain, 81-year-old mums never, ever, EVER, get treated on the NHS. Unheard of.


Vinaigrette girl said...

Like Professor Hawking would have been left to die by the NHS, oh, yes.

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

I've said this over at Daily Quail, Littlejohn is a cunt.

Acidfairyy said...

Ugh people like him drive me up the wall. My mom is a supervisor of the housekeepers at a hospital and she and them all work their ARSES off to keep the hospital sparkling. She says that the main problems are with the contract cleaners who come in wearing their ownh clothes and with their own cleaning equipment. She had to stop a contract cleaner going into a maternity ward a few months ago because she said the mop the contract cleaner had brought was absolutely filthy.
I do wish journalists would do some research instead of exacerbating the lies that exist in much of middle England. He doesn't even live here so why the hell is he even commenting on this? Cunt of the highest degree.

claude said...

Littlejohn forgets to mention that, if anything, the rate of infections on the NHS went up significantly since the privatisation of 'ancillary' services such as cleaning.

The idea of contracting services out to private firms was introduced exactly in line with the Mailified view that the NHS was/is a bureaucratic socialist monster and that the market could do it better.

I think Daniel H-G above gets it about right.

The BigotBasher said...

The lies from Littlejohn are astounding.

Obama is not nationalising health care - far from it Congress have pretty much adopted the Clinton plan of compulsory private insurance plus subsidies, he s getting flack from the left in the States precisely because he is not nationalising health care.

Yes having $1 million of insurance can buy you some great health care. It can here as well, however that does not mean that those who do not have $1 million of insurance should be left to die or be the selected few chosen to maintain hospital charitable (and therefore tax deductible) status

Madam Miaow said...

Er ... my Dad caught MRSA not once, but twice (recovering the first time) and died in hospital aged 96.

It was bad. The Royal Free Hospital experience was a nightmare.

But I put this down to Littlejohn's friend Thatcher privatising the cleaning, getting rid of matrons and otherwise giving us a third world service that New Labour failed to correct.

I know others who wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the NHS.

And Daniel is right.

Anonymous said...

Well I can beat that over six years i caught MRSA three times the last time, I was hours away from death and having both my legs removed.

But it was labour in my hospital that gave out the contracts to a firm well known for hating the min wage.

I caught MRSA the last time, when nurses forgot to change the sheets on the bed, the Lady who was in the bed died of MRSA, they were so short of beds I was placed into the bed before the council washed it down or change the sheets.

Life insurance company Canada said...

Hi. Even though I am Canadian, not American, let me clarify something. The Americans are not certainly happy with the existing health care system as the insurance companies often deny the recommended treatment to be covered. So people also die in the US because they can't afford to pay for the treatment out of their pockets. I believe that doctors, nurses and all the staff working in hospitals try their best, but it's just not easy.
Take care,