What about those social democrates- HUH?
The social democrates in Sweden want to make the question of free movement of patients and medicare a question in the coming EU election.
They are against it.
The social democrate Åsa Westlund motivates it like this.
"Not everybody has 100 000 or 200 000 to spare. I want all people to be able to seek the medicare they need and then you can't have a system where those who has the means can go first in line."
The problem is that to day- to day- only those who has money can buy medicare in medical facilities abroad!
The right alliance want everybody to have this opportunity- everybody!
This is what the social democrates calls to give health care only for the rich, which is a tounge biter, not to say even direct dishonest.
What it really is about is that the social democrates are worried about is that if there were free movement of patient care, that might point out the fact of that the Swedish health care are unnessecary bureoucratic and expensive.
So the social democrates would rather see children with cancer die than let them get their care in another country.
The cancer sick patient- Fredrik Berg- was denied an operation in Sweden. He was told that he had somewhere between 2-12 months left. He paid up 200 000 for surgery in Germany in stead. He is feeling fine to day. He says: "What could I otherwise have done? It's the best descision I have ever made."
He now hopes to get some insurance money back from the departement of health [I would not break up the Champagne]. This is socialism in a nutshell. If everyone can't be equally prosperous then everybody shall be equally miserable...
Hat tip and transpiration- HAX