During last night’s GOP Presidential Debates, Herman Cain commented on his miraculous recovery from stage 4 colon and liver cancer despite a 30% chance of survival. He credits his survival to being able to quickly proceed through treatment, and how had he been seeking cancer treatments under ObamaCare, he would have spent so much time breaking though the bureaucratic red tape he would not have survived.
“My surgeons and doctors have told me that because I was able to get treatment as fast as I could based on my time-table, not the governments time-table, that’s what saved my life because I only had a 30% chance of survival and now I’m here 5 years cancer free.” ~Herman Cain
Sadly, examples of what Caine is talking about can be seen in other countries with socialized medicine. In March 2011, former NHS director and mayor, Margaret Hutchon, died at her own hospital, (Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex), after having a follow-up stomach operation canceled four times in 9 months. In order to escape the universal health care system he created, Boris Yeltztin not only used American trained physicians, he had 90-year-old renowned Heart Surgeon, Dr. DeBakey fly in from TX to supervise the heart surgery Russian doctors said he would not survive. When one of two Canadian Premiers caught sneaking into the US for healthcare, Danny Williams, was asked to explain why he did it, he said, “I did not sign away my right to get the best possible healthcare for myself when I entered politics. My heart, my choice, and my health. ”