July 1, 2013

WELCOME TO OBAMERICA: The Washingtonian: “Children Are Dying.” “Because of nationwide shortages, Washington hospitals are rationing, hoarding, and bartering critical nutrients premature babies and other patients need to survive. Doctors are reporting conditions normally seen only in developing countries, and there have been deaths. How could this be allowed to happen?”

How, indeed?

UPDATE: Reader Jim Hogue emails:

Don’t forget that most modern state-run health systems in Europe do not expend any effort to save children born prematurely.

To the best of my knowledge the U.S. health systems are alone in spending any effort trying to save “preemies.” Well, at least until the implementation of Obamacare next year. I wonder how quickly we’ll copy those “ modern European progressive attitudes” toward the helpless, regardless of age.

As quickly as Kathleen Sebelius can manage, I expect.