But a couple points stood out to me, points that every American should address to Doctors Clinton, Pelosi, Reid, Kuehl, and Schwarzenegger.
It is being paid for through donations that have been raised by Doherty himself (who went door-to-door in Ireland asking people to help him get a new face) and The Physically Challenged Irish and American Youth Team Inc., chaired by New York attorney William Broderick, which brought the teen to the United States and arranged for his treatment.
Allow me to emphasize: here's a country with socialized medicine, a medical system that has the economic power of an entire developed country behind it, and this boy has to go door-to-door to solicit donations from strangers in order to have his surgery paid for. Where are the caring, compassionate Europeans?
The combined socialist might of European medicine couldn't help this boy. Where does he go to have this surgery done?
“Nothing to worry about,” added (his father) Daniel Doherty. “We’re in fairly capable hands in America.”
I wonder what's different about medicine as it's practiced in Europe as opposed to America, that allows such surgery to be performed here by benefactors when it cannot or will not be paid for by the taxpayers there. Hmmm, I wonder.
God Bless America.