hospital sign  When plotting radical changes, government should always have a model, a fallback positioning to which it can point and say, “See! That’s what we’re doing or trying to do.”

As the president sits down with friend and foe for his scheduled six hour tête-à-tête, his nationally-televised pitch for his version of Obamacare, some related news on those exemplars has been gurgling to the surface.

First came Canadian Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams who effectively said to Health Canada, that country’s socialized health care system, fuggedaboudit.  I want some real health care, down south in that barbaric nation, the United States.

Williams’ heart condition health issue doesn’t even seem to be life-threatening.  However, he flew to Miami for treatment because, as he confessed, “This was my heart, my choice and my health.  I did not sign away my right to get the best possible health care for myself when I entered politics:” http://bit.ly/bZkqTK 

Put less diplomatically, Danny was saying that Canada’s health care system was fine for the peons but as for him, he preferred good health care. 

If Premier Williams had any class he’d tell his constituents that their health care system sucked and they should head south if they develop any health issues before the USA becomes like Canada.

After Danny Williams’ confession came a sad horror story from less than merry ol’ England regarding its vaunted NHS, its socialized National Health Service, a copy of which our president wants to introduce to America in the form of socialized Obmacare.

All insurance plans work great–unless and until you have a claim.  With health insurance plans, they work great too, unless you insist on living.

Ghastly stories about Britain’s NHS are always popping up such as the tale of the 9-month pregnant woman who gave birth on the street when the NHS denied her an ambulance.

The latest story takes the scone:  How about going to a hospital that kills you?

A report on Stafford Hospital in England makes one wonder if the staff and management studied at Soylent Green Preparatory Academy.  It also makes one seriously wonder if Americans want to inflict this type of government Obamacare on themselves.

“Staff shortages at Stafford Hospital meant that patients went unwashed for weeks, were left without food or drink and were even unable to get to the lavatory.  Some lay in soiled sheets that relatives had to take home to wash, others developed infections or had falls, occasionally fatal:” http://bit.ly/cECrYM 

A spokesman for the victims group Cure the NHS said that “the handling of the scandal was disgraceful and unacceptable.  It is time that the public were told the truth about the very large number of excess deaths in NHS care and the very large number of avoidable but deadly errors that occur every day.”

Predictably, Britain’s Health Secretary attempted to cover up NHS’ responsibility for the appalling mess at Stafford, citing it as “ultimately a local failure.”

He was called on that cop out by Britain’s The Independent. 

That newspaper contended that “efforts to quarantine this disaster suggest an unwillingness to face up to the scale of the problem that has been revealed.  The failure in Stafford is not just the tale of one badly run hospital, but the failure of a regulatory system:” http://bit.ly/bXMP9Z

As Obama’s Health Care Summit–in its third hour as of this writing–drones on, it should be noted that any Republican input at that meeting is the equivalent of urinating into the wind and that some form of Britain’s NHS will soon be imposed on the American people. 

As Politico.com reports, “After a brief period of consultation following the White House health reform summit, congressional Democrats plan to begin making the case next week for a massive, Democrats-only health care plan:” http://bit.ly/dtHuc9

In other words, the Obamacare die has already been cast.  Then where will Danny Williams go for his next heart operation?