Nov 01 2009

Government Rationed Health Care On Display With H1N1 Vaccine Lines

Published by at 11:50 am under All General Discussions,Obamacare

Story after story after story have America experiencing its first case of Obamacare – up close and personal. As I noted the other day, the US Administration KNEW damn well what state the disbursement of swine flu vaccines was in, but they pulled the “PANIC” button anyway, more than likely to create a ground swell of support for the liberal health care system take over now in Congress.

But it probably backfired on these naive and inexperienced liberals trying to come to grips with governing, as people ran to get the limited number of vaccines available – showcasing what our future health care system will look like under the government rationed health care plans now in Congress.

Story 1:

The changes were supposed to discourage people from lining up on school property. Instead, they camped out nearby and were not allowed on site until 30 minutes prior to the clinic opening. Even then, only 1,000 vaccines were to be distributed.

“Then we are going to be giving out tickets– numbered tickets– so when we hit a thousand in each one of those schools, anyone after that will be turned away,” explained Tillman. “There will not be anymore nasal spray given to them.”

Wednesday’s clinics in Montgomery County were held at Rockville High School in Rockville, Northwood High School in Silver Spring, and Northwest High School in Germantown from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., but all three locations were totally out of the vaccine by 7 p.m. Many people were sent home upon arrival.

Story 2:

Los Angeles County’s free H1N1 flu clinics opened last week amid public health officials’ promises to aggressively vaccinate people at highest risk, especially the uninsured. Instead, overwhelmed clinic staff began vaccinating many people who were not supposed to be first in line for protection, officials said Tuesday.

“We thought it was important to get to as many people as quickly as possible,” said Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding, the county’s director of public health. “We were assuming that the private sector was going to be getting a lot more vaccine a lot faster than they did.”

Fielding conceded that county officials failed to conserve vaccine supplies early on, unwilling to turn away those who had traveled and waited in line. By Tuesday, they faced a vaccine shortage, with only enough doses to stay open through Nov. 4 instead of the planned Nov. 8.

Story 3:

Thousands of Lake County residents waited in long lines Thursday to get H1N1 swine flu shots at five different flu shot locations throughout the county. County officials acknowledged they will likely run out of vaccine on Friday or Saturday because of the high demand, but said additional clinics will be scheduled once additional vaccine arrives.

Story 4:

The halls of the Lake County Government Center resembled a refugee camp, as hundreds of children and their parents crowded the hallways to wait for flu shots from the Lake County Health Department.

I could go on and on. This is the current administration’s mess, no going to the Blame Czar, President Bush. America is getting a good look at life under government run and rationed health care.

5 responses so far

5 Responses to “Government Rationed Health Care On Display With H1N1 Vaccine Lines”

  1. kathie says:

    Bush had this same problem, the Democrats complained about it saying that Bush as usual was inept.

    the problem is that this country no longer makes vaccine. We depend on other countries for it. Our Federal government’s punitive regulation has made it impossible for our American companies to afford to make vaccines. I forget all the particulars, but that is the gist of the conversation the last time this happened. So this country needs to decide if we want control over our vaccines, or are we happy to depend on others. The problem is that some believe that drug companies should make vaccines for free, you know the altruistic thing.

  2. crosspatch says:

    I don’t understand why the government is so tightly controlling the H1N1 vaccine. Just release it to local medical facilities, sheesh.

    In fact, the medical group I use can’t even get seasonal vaccine for some reason right now. We have never had a problem with seasonal vaccine in the 13 years I have lived here until this year. Obama has completely messed this up in order to create an artificial “health care” crisis.

  3. Redteam says:

    Los Angeles County’s free H1N1 flu clinics opened last week amid public health officials’ promises to aggressively vaccinate people at highest risk, especially the uninsured.

    that has to be one of the ‘funniest’ sentences I’ve ever read.
    just exactly how does having insurance change your risk?

    if I understand that correctly, I’ve heard that the persons at ‘highest’ risk for H1N1 is young children that have never had the flu. If that is true, and the above sentence is true, then all we have to do is make sure the young children have health insurance and they would then not be at risk.

    CP, Obama has completely messed this up in order to create an artificial “health care” crisis

    Obama’s motto: never fail to exploit a crisis.. created or otherwise…

    and someone is ‘surprised’?

  4. dhunter says:

    I don’t see much of this coverage in the mainstream-Obama- kneepads-on-media.
    If this were Bush it would be national news on the Katrina level.

    Could it be Obama wants an epidemic to overrun our nation our hospitals and doctors to enforce upon the nation the need for Government control of our health RESOURCES?

    Healthcare is not about insuring 20 or 30 or 50 million uninsured it about taking over the industry, organizing and unionizing it, turning it into a political tool for one Party!

    Spred the wealth also includes spread the goodies as we have seen in the Fannie and Freddie fiasco that begat the mortgage crisis .

    What better way to evoke sypathy in the ignorant masses than pictures of sick kids and their parents linedup for non existant medicine that big pharma couldn’t deliver on time and big insurance couldn’t _______?
    I don’t know what insurance problem there is here but I’m sure the script has been written and is awaiting the proper moment to be spoon fed to a supplicant and compliant media!

  5. […] In comes the Democrats – run by their dinosaur-era liberal leaders. They talked about common ground (who doesn’t want cheaper and more accessible health care?) but they voted socialist boondoggles. Instead of across the board tax cuts to allow We The People to keep more of our own hard earned money to spend and invest as we needed, they confiscated our money and blew it on sluggish, wasteful government programs. No jobs stimulated, but two generations of debt racked up. Now they want to destroy our health care system and give us government rationed health care (and we can see how that is going to end up). […]