Obviously the government cannot provide better healthcare than the private sector. But socialized medicine does allow bureaucrats to purge a large part of society of thought criminals. From Britain:
A Christian doctor went to an employment tribunal [Tuesday] claiming he was sacked because he emailed a prayer to his colleagues.
David Drew, 64, qualified 40 years ago and rose to become clinical director at the hospital where he worked.
But he said he was dismissed after failing to accept an order to ‘refrain from using religious references in his professional communications, verbal or written’.
Dr Drew accepts that he emailed a prayer by St Ignatius Loyola, the 16th century founder of the Jesuits, to colleagues at Walsall Manor Hospital three years ago to try to motivate the department.
He said he prefaced it with the words: ‘I find this a personal inspiration in my frail imperfect efforts to serve my patients, their families and our department.’
He said the email was welcomed by his colleagues. But he was later accused of sending an ‘unwelcome’ text message to a colleague on Christmas Day wishing him a ‘peaceful Christmas’.
The colleague, Rob Hodgkiss, replied with the word ‘likewise’, but a report by the hospital said: ‘While DD (David Drew) may regard such messages as benign, RH (Rob Hodgkiss) perceived them as aggressive and unwelcome intrusions into his private time.’
In the terminal stages of moonbattery, this constitutes a firing offense.
Drew got the boot three days before Christmas. That will teach him.
Stories like this will be hitting closer to home if the ObamaCare power grab succeeds.
On a tip from Agnostic Conservative.