One Appendix, Two Appendix, Three…

I’ve had a lot of thoughts swirling through my head today. After completing my analysis of “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009” I was a bit wiped.

I’ve received a few emails from readers with links to specific videos and other examples of how truly bad this bill will be for our country.

If you want your head to spin, take a look at the U.S. Debt Clock. If you suffer from vertigo or your eyes cannot handle numerous numbers spinning wildly all on one screen, you might not want to.

Over the course of the past two weeks I have heard numerous pundits explain that the health care bill will usher in the same level of care seen in the United Kingdom. Oh really?

Mark Wattson, from Swindon, Wilts, had two appendectomies in a month after doctors failed to remove the appendix at the first attempt.

Mr Wattson, 35, had his first appendectomy on Tuesday, July 7, after being told that his appendix was the cause of abdominal pain he had suffered for several months.

Yet a month later, Mr Wattson was taken to hospital after collapsing in Swindon town centre.

He was told by doctors at Great Western Hospital – where his original operation had taken place – that his appendix had burst and that he needed an emergency appendectomy.

Their level of health care is so high that surgeons didn’t remove his appendix the first time, and we want that here?

He did received a response from the hospital too.

Paul Gearing, the deputy general manager for surgery at Great Western Hospital, confirmed that an investigation into Mr Wattson’s claims was under way.

He said: “We are unable to comment on individual cases. However, we would like to apologise if Mr Wattson felt dissatisfied with the care he received at GWH.

We’re sorry if you are “dissatisfied” with the care you received. We didn’t mean to cause you such stress or pain, we just didn’t know your appendix from all the other vital organs in your abdomen.

I know our health care system is not the greatest, in fact, I have been a victim of physicians that didn’t know drug interactions, but is this the kind of health care we want to see on a wide scale here in this country? I don’t think so.