Health care in America is something that’s the subject of a lot of discussion, with President Trump pushing a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act to replace it with something ostensibly better. What that will be is still up in the air, but many people are looking abroad for examples. The United Kingdom’s National Health Service is one of those examples, a socialized medicine system that’s the oldest single-payer in the world. For the most part, it works well, but as this recent story proves nothing’s perfect.
A report indicates that 109 men have received compensatory payments from the National Health Service as a result of losing their testicles through medical accidents or malpractice. The most common cause was men having to wait too long for a diagnosis, causing them to require testicular amputation. That’s one of the biggest complaints with the NHS – that the delay is detrimental to providing top-notch care.
Accidents happen in every walk of life, of course, but if the National Health Service isn’t giving British men what they need to take care of their balls, some changes should be made. We’ll see if what we get over here in the States turns out any better.
The Star has more on this shocking story.Get your balls in the game! Donate to the Sean Kimerling Foundation to win the battle against testicular cancer.