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  • Canadians are one in a million -- while waiting for medical treatment

    06/11/2018 9:18:10 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/11/18 | Sally Pipes ,
    Canada's single-payer healthcare system forced over 1 million patients to wait for necessary medical treatments last year. That's an all-time record. Those long wait times were more than just a nuisance; they cost patients $1.9 billion in lost wages, according to a new report by the Fraser Institute, a Vancouver-based think-tank. Lengthy treatment delays are the norm in Canada and other single-payer nations, which ration care to keep costs down. Yet more and more Democratic leaders are pushing for a single-payer system -- and more and more voters are clamoring for one. Indeed, three in four Americans now support a...
  • Dying anorexia patient, 25, is denied treatment for the disorder by her insurance company who...

    05/25/2018 8:40:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 79 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 25, 2018 | Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Dying anorexia patient, 25, is denied treatment for the disorder by her insurance company who claim 'it's a luxury' as her weight drops to 58lbs A 25-year-old woman with a debilitating eating disorder is preparing for the possibility of an early death as her insurance company treats a medical program she requires to live on as a luxury. Katrina Howard, who succumbed to anorexia nervosa in her early teen years, has been sent from hospital to hospital for treatment - but doctors fear they are running out of effective options for the young woman - who has whittled...
  • This Is The Real Reason Britain Won’t Release Alfie Evans To Italy

    04/26/2018 12:21:56 PM PDT · by tom h · 43 replies
    Red State ^ | April 25, 2018 | Kira Davis
    In recent weeks many people across the globe have been moved and outraged by the story of little Alfie Evans, whose life hung in the balance in a British hospital and whose fate was taken from the hands of his parents by the National Health Service (NHS) and the courts ... Alfie was forcibly removed from his breathing devices but continues to breathe on his own. The NHS and the courts would not even allow Alfie to go home with his parents, and when the nation of Italy offered to fly him to a Rome hospital for experimental treatment (at...
  • Alfie Evans is not ‘dying’ or ‘brain-dead,’ he’s been misdiagnosed: Polish doctor

    04/26/2018 9:17:15 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 55 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 26, 2018 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    IMPORTANT: For live updates on the Alfie Evans case, click here. POLAND, April 26, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – A Polish doctor has stated that UK toddler Alfie Evans is not “dying” and is certainly not “brain-dead.” Dr. Izabela Pałgan, a pediatrician and children’s oncologist from Bydgoszcz in Poland, told Radio Wnet April 25 that in her professional opinion, doctors at Alder Hey hospital in Liverpool where Alfie is being kept are misdiagnosing the boy. “Doctors at the hospital in Liverpool asked the court to agree to the separation of the infant from life-support, on the grounds that it would be in the 'best interests'...
  • Top German doctor finds outcome of Alfie Evans case incomprehensible

    04/26/2018 9:24:27 AM PDT · by Gillibrand · 11 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 26/4/2018 | CG
    Senior paediatric doctor at Munich University Hospital who has examined Alfie Evans speaks out.
  • [UK] Court of Appeal Rejects Bid to Fly Alfie Evans to Rome

    04/25/2018 5:12:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 4/25/18 | Staff Reporter
    Appeal judges upheld Tuesday's High Court rulingThe parents of Alfie Evans have lost their latest appeal to have the seriously ill 23-month-old child taken to Italy for continued treatment. Lawyers for Tom Evans and Kate James made another attempt to undo a High Court ruling preventing them flying their son to the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome. However, the court of appeal upheld the High Court’s verdict, rejecting all grounds raised by the parents. Paul Diamond, representing Tom Evans, told the court the parents were not seeking a “miracle cure” but were “simply seeking the palliative care that is...
  • Let Alfie Evans Go to Rome!

    04/26/2018 8:01:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/26/2018 | The Editors
    Alfie Evans, 23 months old, is hospitalized with a rare neurodegenerative disorder. Against his parents’ wishes, his doctors at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool removed him from life support on Monday evening, maintaining that further treatment would be futile. Bambino Gesů Pediatric Hospital in Rome has offered to treat him and arranged for his medical transport, which is on standby. The Italian government has granted him citizenship, clearing legal and administrative hurdles in advance. Doctors in Liverpool forbid the child to be removed from their watch, however, and British courts have backed them up, holding out the possibility that at...
  • Alfie Evans’ Mom Shares Touching Photo of Him and Father Asleep: “Don’t Believe What You Read,...

    04/25/2018 3:43:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Alfie Evans’ Mom Shares Touching Photo of Him and Father Asleep: “Don’t Believe What You Read, Alfie is Doing Great” After a disheartening appeals court ruling preventing Alfie Evans’ parents from flying the 23-month old boy to Rome, Italy to take him to a pediatric hospital that has offered to provide appropriate medical care and treatment for him, Alfie’s mother has posted a new photo of him. The touching photo shows Alfie asleep and his father sleeping on a couch behind him. His mother Kate James also added that Alfie is doing well and she cautions people not...
  • Hospital Misleads Appeals Court: We Never Said Alfie Evans Would Die Soon. Told Court in February...

    04/25/2018 3:02:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Hospital Misleads Appeals Court: We Never Said Alfie Evans Would Die Soon. Told Court in February He’d Die “in Minutes” Testifying at the appeals court today in the battle over Alfie Evans, doctors representing Alder Hey Children’s Hospital appear to have mislead the court. According to a tweet from a journalist in the courtroom today, hospital doctors say they never told Alfie Evans’ family that he would die soon after removal of his life support. However representatives of the hospital told the court back in February that Alfie would die within minutes and that he probably would “suddenly”...
  • British police: Social media posts about Alfie Evans are ‘being monitored’

    04/25/2018 1:56:10 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 40 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 25, 2018 | Claire
    IMPORTANT: For live updates on the Alfie Evans case, click here. LIVERPOOL, England, April 25, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Liverpool police are warning that social media posts about “Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation involving Alfie Evans” are “being monitored” and what they deem as “malicious communications” will be investigated. “Merseyside Police has been made aware of a number of social media posts which have been made with reference to Alder Hey Hospital and the ongoing situation involving Alfie Evans,” Merseyside Police Chief Inspector Chris Gibson said. “I would like to make people aware that these posts are being monitored and remind social...
  • Judge in Alfie Evans Case: Quit Telling Me He’s a Human Being, “There’s Virtually Nothing of His...

    04/25/2018 2:56:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Judge in Alfie Evans Case: Quit Telling Me He’s a Human Being, “There’s Virtually Nothing of His Brain Left” The Alfie Evans case is the latest in a long line of cases where courts and doctors have determined that patients are supposedly too far gone and supposedly don’t have the quality of life to justify even basic nutrition or care and treatment — let alone experimental treatment to try to treat their conditions or diseases. Nowhere was this more on display than in Judge Hayden’s courtroom yesterday where the British judge had no interest in attorneys for Alfie’s...
  • Who Controls Your Kids' Lives?

    04/25/2018 5:10:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Former Republican Sen. Phil Gramm of Texas was fond of telling a story about his time stumping for educational change. "My educational policies are based on the fact that I care more about my children than you do," Gramm once said to a woman. "No, you don't," she replied. "OK," said Gramm. "What are their names?" Gramm's fundamental premise is inalterably correct: Parents care more about their children than do the members of the bureaucracy. But parents are being gradually curbed in their authority by precisely those bureaucrats across the West. On Tuesday, a British court condemned a not-yet-2-year-old child...
  • Alfie Evans and the Lying, Murderous NHS

    04/25/2018 10:52:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 33 replies
    Bardhardt ^ | April 24, 2018 | Ann Barnhardt
    Alfie Evans and the Lying, Murderous NHS So here is what has happened over the past 36 hours in Liverpool, England with regards to little Alfie Evans and the socialist medicine juggernaut of the U.K., the National Health Service.The NHS was giving Alfie sedative drugs which reduced his respiratory vigor, and thus necessitated breathing assistance.  The NHS lyingly claimed that Alfie was so severely brain damaged that his brain could not direct his body to breathe, thus he was beyond all hope and “should be euthanized – die with dignity”.  This was a total lie and the NHS knew it. ...
  • Alfie Evans’ Father: Hospital is Starving Him to Death, No Food for 23 Hours. “How is This Humane?”

    04/24/2018 4:24:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    As attorneys for Alfie EvansÂ’ family and Alder Hey ChildrenÂ’s Hospital battle it out in court over the future of the 23-month old little boy, a huge new concern has materialized. The judge in the case just prohibited AlfieÂ’s family from taking him to Italy for care and treatment and potential experimental treatment for his rare degenerative neurological disorder. There is still a determination to be made about whether or not AlfieÂ’s family can take him home. But before any of that happens, AlfieÂ’s father Tom is concerned about his son and whether or not he will starve to death...
  • Terri Schaivo’s Brother: “Courts and Physicians Perversely Insist Its in Alfie Evans’ Best ...

    04/24/2018 3:59:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 24, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Terri Schaivo’s Brother: “Courts and Physicians Perversely Insist Its in Alfie Evans’ Best Interest to Die” The brother of Terri Schiavo certainly understands what happens when courts and doctors say someone should die. Bobby Schindler and his family fought a losing uphill battle against the court system that decided Terri was better off dead than living as a disabled patient. The parallels of what happened in the Terri Schiavo case and what is happening with little Alfie Evans are scary indeed. In both instances a court system has decided that a patient is better off dead and that...
  • Judge rules against letting Alfie Evans, a terminally ill British child, go to the pope’s hospital

    04/24/2018 3:54:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 24, 2018 | Julie Zauzmer
    Pope Francis has been praying for the British toddler Alfie Evans — and the Italian government has granted the child Italian citizenship and lined up a transportation plan that could swiftly bring the sick little boy to a Vatican hospital. But Alfie’s doctors say he cannot be healed, and shouldn’t make the trip at all. On Tuesday, according to lawyers representing Alfie’s family, a British judge sided with the doctors, saying that the family cannot accept the offer to take Alfie to the Vatican for treatment.
  • Hospital Kicks Out Medical Staff From Air Ambulance Standing By to Take Alfie Evans to Italy

    04/25/2018 9:52:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Alfie Evans parents are hoping an appeals court today will allow them to take their son to Italy for medical care and treatment. They have an air ambulance standing by ready to transport Alfie to a pediatric hospital in Rome that is ready to take him and provide additional treatment. However, officials at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital just kicked out two paramedics from the air ambulance and made them leave the premises after they were talking with Alfie’s parents. This is the latest example of the hospital’s lack of care and concern for the 23-month old boy who is dealing...
  • Hospital Officials Waited 28 Hours Before Finally Feeding Alfie Evans. “Not Even an Animal Would ...

    FULL TITLE: Hospital Officials Waited 28 Hours Before Finally Feeding Alfie Evans. “Not Even an Animal Would be Treated Like This” Little Alfie Evans is finally getting food. But officials at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital waited 28 hours before finally feeding the 23-month old boy, who is fighting a rare neurological condition. It’s bad enough that Alfie is not being allowed to go home or to be transferred to a hospital in Italy that has promised to provide him appropriate care and treatment and possible experimental treatment. But the little boy also had to face the prospect of only getting...
  • Alfie Evans Survives for 36 Hours After Hospital Yanks His Life Support. Father: “It’s Totally...

    04/25/2018 6:03:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Alfie Evans Survives for 36 Hours After Hospital Yanks His Life Support. Father: “It’s Totally Unexpected” Little Alfie Evans has survived for 36 hours after a children’s hospital yanked his life support without his parents’ consent. That’s despite the prediction doctors made that Alfie wouldn’t live very long after his life support was removed. Yesterday, the judge in the Alfie Evans case has officially prohibited his parents from flying the 23-month old boy to Rome Italy to take him to a pediatric hospital that has offered to provide appropriate medical care and treatment for him. Alfie’s parents had...
  • American Supporters of Alfie Evans to Hold Prayer Vigil at British Embassy in Washington Thursday

    04/25/2018 10:04:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | April 25, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    American supporters of Alfie Evans who have been wondering what they can do now have an opportunity to show their support publicly. Supporters of Alfie and his family will be gathering in Washington DC on Thursday at the British Embassy to hold a prayer vigil on their behalf. Led by Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition,the prayer vigil for Alfie will take place at the British embassy on Thursday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m. “Alfie Evans has a mysterious, undiagnosed disease and is in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England. A massive court battle over his care...