New York Times reports on a Veteran Affiars hospital that had over 79% error rate for one type of prostate cancer treatment.  That is, the hospiatl botched the treatment 92 in 116 tries.  In addition to the botched treatments…

“The team continued implants for a year even though the equipment that measured whether patients received the proper radiation dose was broken. The radiation safety committee at the Veterans Affairs hospital knew of this problem but took no action, records show.”

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (who I understand is THE authority for radiation treatment) was one agency who was supposed to oversee the radiation treatments.  Maybe the government can set up a new agency to protect us from itself.

Another example of wonderful Government-run Health Care

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