I’ve been reading various forums discussing a mental patient who died after sitting unattended and ignored for 22 hours in a N. Carolina hospital waiting room.

Some comments said, in essence, that this is more evidence of the need for across the board nationalized health care (or, in Canada, a reason not to privatize health care). I won’t even be surprised if this story is milked to death at the Dems convention next week to help them acheive their goal of full control of everything.

There’s only one problem with this angle: The hospital where this happened is federally funded — not that the Democrats will let facts cloud their judgement or anything.

P.J. O’Rourke wrote, “If you think health care is expensive now, wait until it’s free.” You can replace the word “expensive” with “bad,” “incompetent” or anything else and it still rings true.

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