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UK Woman Punished for Paying for Private Doctor – an Obamacare Preview

In a preview of things to come in the US, the London Times reports that a woman in the UK, Jenny Whitehead, was suffering from severe back pain. She made an appointment through the National Health Services (NHS), the US equivalent of the Socialized medical plan that President Obama has put in motion with the Health Care Reform bill he recently signed into law. Her General Practitioner referred her to a specialist. When told the first available appointment with the specialist was 5 months away, Whitehead, a breast cancer survivor, decided to pay nearly $400 for an appointment the following week with the same specialist.

Upon examining her, and fearing the cancer may have returned, the specialist ordered an MRI. She was diagnosed with a cyst on her spine pressing on her sciatic nerve. He immediately added her to the NHS surgery waiting list. They would contact her (eventually) with a date when they could take care of the excruciating pain in her back and find out if it was malignant.

After waiting two months, the NHS finally contacted her concerning the surgery. Not with a surgery date, but to advise her that she was being removed from the waiting list and would have to pay the nearly $16,000 costs herself because she paid a physician to help her, going outside of the NHS system.

Or, she could go back to her General Practitioner, seek another referral to the specialist to which she had already paid $400, wait until he can see her again, probably  in the Fall, and then place her back on the surgery waiting list.

Perhaps by sometime early next year Whitehead will be able to find out if the cyst causing her so much pain is malignant, and finally get some pain relief.

If she survives.

Remind me again why Obamacare is such a good thing?

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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