The above photo shows a woman reportedly being given no choice but to give birth outside a health clinic in Mexico after waiting for two hours to be let inside.

The photo, if the back story is correct, is a stark reminder that “universal” health coverage doesn’t necessarily guarantee ready access to health care.

According to the story, the woman and baby were eventually admitted into the clinic and treated.

  • Lexikin

    Welcome to Obamacare!

    • snowleopard (the true one)

      Unless we get rid of that abomination, and ensure that no single-payer system comes into play, this will be the future of our nation.

      • nickdqwk


    • Ohiobob69

      It won’t happen here, you know with 3rd, 4th and 5th trimester abortions probably coming soon. Plus they will probably regulate who gets to reproduce, you don’t want the “undesirables” clogging up the gene pool

      • Holdmynose

        ” you don’t want the “undesirables” clogging up the gene pool”

        You don’t really think the democrats would get rid of their voters do you?

  • Mister A

    Thankfully, there’s someone out there that knows the distinction between insurance and health care. Cheers, Twitchy.

    • Joe W.


    • Onyx

      You’re right. So maybe Fox and its wholly-owned political party should stop making claims about the ACA ushering in “socialized health care”, when really it just regulates insurance?

      • Clayton Grant

        We’re busy now. Can we ignore you some other time?

      • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

        Right, because forcing people to buy a privately offered product under penalty of law for no other reason than they exist is “regulating insurance.”

        Oh yeah, I really like that insurance regulation that puts all our personal medical and financial information at the easy access of Acorn and Planned Parenthood goons taken off the street with no background checks.

        • Onyx

          I continue to be a little mystified as to why the requirement to carry health insurance is seen as fundamentally intrusive, as opposed to, say, car insurance. (Seen that way by the minority of Americans that think the ACA goes too far, that is.) Do you also think the need to buy car insurance puts your “personal [driving records] and financial information at the easy access of [DMV] goons taken off the street with no background checks”?

          • Clayton Grant

            Car insurance is predicated upon somebody being stupid and causing harm or monetary loss to some other party, thus making said stupid person responsible for their stupidity. So, if being stupid is your metric, then I guess you’re right. They are exactly the same!

          • Onyx

            It would be nice to believe that all auto accidents, all health problems, all poverty, homelessness, suicide, and mental illness could be chalked up to someone’s “stupidity”. That’s not really how the world works, though, is it?

          • Swagner

            When you consider that auto insurance is only mandated to protect others from the insured, your analogy falls apart. And lets be honest, when was the last time anyone had anything good to say about the DMV? I know I’d feel better without my personal information passing through their hands.

          • Onyx

            Auto insurance is mandated to protect others from having to bear the economic burden of driving-related misfortune that might befall the insured. Similarly, health insurance is mandated to protect others from having to bear the economic burden of health-related misfortune that might befall the insured. They’re pretty analogous.

          • al hunt

            if your a bad driver and I am a good driver my rates go down yours goes up, under obamacare, if you have health problems and I don’t my premiums go up and yours go down…..still having trouble seeing the problem…why should I be penalized because YOU have health problems, that is the same as I can’t have a 64 oz soda because joe bigbutt won’t monitor his OWN diet!

          • Mister A

            You can choose not to buy auto insurance. Sure, you might not be able to drive, but you have the freedom to choose.

          • autdrew4real

            You could also choose not to buy a car.

          • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

            There is another option. Getting government completely out of health care. Skyrocketing prices can be traced directly to Medicare’s initial setting of prices by artificial means.

            If you don’t want to have to pay for someone else’s treatment, then support legislation to not have to do that. Making some pay and others always getting a free ride will not end well for anyone.

          • IBXNJ

            Driving is also a PRIVILEGE that your must qualify for and can be suspended or revoked if you violate the rules. Obamacare is mandatory for simply BEING!!

          • Clayton Grant

            You’re the one that made the comparison, no one else.

          • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

            There are NO automobile “accidents.” Thorough investigation will always reveal an action or equipment failure that caused the damage.

          • StotheOB

            “I continue to be a little mystified as to why the requirement to carry health insurance is seen as fundamentally intrusive, as opposed to, say, car insurance”

            First, State vs Feds

            Second, it is not required of everyone – if you don’t want to drive, you are not forced to buy it (unlike this nonsense)

            Third, car insurance is mandated not to protect yourself, but to protect others from you. You need just liability, protecting others from you incase you harm them and then decide to be a deadbeat and not pay your damages

            Forth, the same exact argument could be made for an “American Protection Act” which could force every citizen to buy a gun to cut down on the costs of policing cities.

            The numbers are much more dramatic in its favor too, as those citizens with guns are drasticly less likely to be victims of crimes, therefore those without guns are freeloading off the system with regards to protection (which is the only real argument for Obamacare as most without it have enough money to not need it, and they are the real targets of this law)

            …not having a gun costs taxpauers money, therefore everyone must have one! Such arguments might never end. Must wear a hat to cut down on skin cancer? Sure, why not, right?

          • Walter Sobchak

            You don’t have to have car insurance unless you drive on public roads.

          • Onyx

            And you don’t have to have health insurance unless you can be treated for an emergency medical condition in a federally funded emergency room. (You only need car insurance if there’s a risk you’ll use it… exactly the same as health insurance.)

          • BlahBlah

            I’m not sure you know what the words you type mean.

          • chicagorefugee

            Yeah? Try telling that one to the IRS.

            Geez, can’t we at least get trolls who are marginally sentient?

          • Onyx


          • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

            Negative. The ACA MANDATES that you have an insurance policy. The current fine for not complying is set low, to make people think it will always be an option. It will eventually cost as much or more than a policy, and after paying it, you still have nothing.

            Guess how fines will be collected? The IRS will garnish your wages.

          • Onyx

            That was my point. Everyone can be treated in an emergency room, so everyone needs to have health insurance.

          • TexSizzle

            And everyone can drive on public roads. Your point? And why do my wife and I have to have pregnancy insurance when there is no chance of her ever becoming pregnant?

          • ObamaFail

            Why do I, a single male, need pregnancy insurance when I’m so far away from needing to worry about being a dad that it’s pointless and stupid to insure myself for it. But with Obamacare, you don’t get to drop that coverage, you’re forced against your will to pay for aspects of insurance you don’t require.

          • MarcusFenix

            You contradict yourself in your posts.

            Using your own words:

            “You only need car insurance if there’s a risk you’ll use it… exactly the same as health insurance.”

            So, if someone isn’t sick and doesn’t need (or want) health insurance (by their estimation)…then why force them to get it?

            I’m guessing you’re young enough to not remember when people just went to a doctor, paid, and left. Until insurance became the “norm”…it wasn’t a real factor.

            The problem, in no small part, *is* insurance. Think about that for a minute.

          • Dale Glenn

            Onyx, any licensed driver CAN drive on the roads but only need to have auto insurance IF they choose to drive. ACA requires everyone have health insurance or pay a fine/tax, regardless if the choose to go to a health provider or not. Not sure how you believe them to be the same.

          • chicagorefugee

            Fine. So why must everyone get mandated oil change & tire rotation coverage, along with “free” tuneups, to use your metaphor? Why are Catastrophic Plans outlawed for everyone over 30?

            One size does NOT fit all – even if it comes in varying colors.

          • Michael Rice

            So, you only have to have it if you can be treated in an emergency room, but everyone can be treated, so everyone has to have it….you don’t see the idiocy in those statements?

          • Jamie Wilson

            How about this one: everyone who drives is mandated to purchase minimal insurance that covers damages to other drivers in case you are a dipsh1t who causes an accident. MINIMAL. Obamacare adds in a boatload of stuff that you will likely never need. It’s the equivalent of requiring everyone who drives to carry comprehensive car insurance. The only difference between the levels is how much you pay up front. Can we at least agree on that?

          • ObamaFail

            Except for when Obamacare doesn’t cover the surgery they need because the Death Panels don’t think they need it.

          • chicagorefugee

            For one thing, car insurance isn’t federally mandated to cover regular tune-ups, oil changes, and tire rotation – as desirable as those things might be.

            Second, driving a car is generally and legally considered a privilege – breathing isn’t.

          • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

            1. I don’t HAVE to buy a car yet.

            2. I can’t buy a car, total it in a wreck and then purchase a policy to get the car fixed.

            3. I CAN tailor a car insurance policy to carry the coverage that I want it to, with just a few minimums set by the State.

            4. I can get a car policy that ONLY covers other people and property that I damage, and has nothing to do with my car.

            I dare say that people working at DMV, who are State employees, have been vetted to some degree. The “Navigators”, who are hired from who knows where, to enroll people into “exchanges” have LITERALLY not been vetted at all. Most of them are people who work for politically motivated outfits.

            Do you really think that this system isn’t set up to eventually reward people who support the party in power and punish the ones who are not? Without asking your self these questions, and answer YOURSELF honestly, you will sell personal liberty out from under your children and grandchildren.

          • Jerry J Brown

            Well, since you want to talk about car ins, NJ had the highest rates in the nation a few yrs back. Then Geico started coming into the surrounding states. We wanted the incredibly lower rates they were offering, but the gov’t wouldn’t let them sell in our state. Eventually they got out of the way and let Geico in. The rates dropped to less than 25% what they were. And I probably still have the records to prove it to you. Now that would’ve been a great idea to let the health ins companies do the same. But no. Gov’t prevented it.

          • Clete Torres ✓ᵈⁱˢᵍʳᵒⁿⁱᶠⁱᵉᵈ

            The ‘it’s like car insurance’ meme is like the race card: completely played out.

          • Jamie Wilson

            Because you DO NOT HAVE TO OWN A CAR. If you don’t own a car, you don’t pay an extra penalty to cover the car repair bills of those who DO. However, last time I checked, everyone has to breathe. The ACA is the Original Sin of taxes.

        • Jamie Wilson

          I prefer to call it the Tax for Living.

      • tjp77

        Oh but it is. You see, the ACA is not designed to actually ‘work’. It’s designed to break the system. It’s designed to make the healthcare situation in this country so unbearably awful that after a couple of years people are begging for something — anything — else. And then we’ll get single payer.

        • Onyx

          Hmm. Anyone paying attention has been begging for something other than the current system for decade… most expensive per capita in the world, but scoring consistently low marks in terms of accessibility, quality, and equity of health care.

          • chicagorefugee

            But scoring much higher than the widely praised British & Canadian systems when it comes to 5 year survival rates for a wide variety of cancers – go figure.

          • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

            That must be why people from around the globe come here for state of the art treatment.

          • MarcusFenix

            Yet, when people need medical treatment…they come here. Canada is a perfect example of people who are not living in 3rd world conditions, yet come across the border to get access to our health care system.

            FTR…trying to label it as regulating insurance is a bit disingenuous. When the government interjects itself into the system as it’s done thus far, that’s not regulating.

      • nickdqwk

        Regulates by removing free trade, and competition.

      • Walter Sobchak

        It’s not designed to socialize healthcare up front. It’s designed to destroy the current healthcare system so it can be replaced with a socialist system.

        • Zach Smith

          They may want more, but Obamacare is definitely a socialist system, in and of itself.

      • Swagner

        If by “regulates” you mean “prohibitively multiplies the cost of”, then your question begins to reflect reality. Already, people are being dropped from their coverage as a result of Obama lying about “being able to keep your insurance if you like it”.

      • Zach Smith

        Wrong. It regulates a heck of a lot more than just insurance.

      • ObamaFail

        Maybe MSNBC and CNN should actually report on the negative effects Obamacare is already having, instead of bowing to their Democrat masters. All of the people dropped from their old coverage and told they have to pay for far more expensive coverage, the millions cut down to part-time, or laid off. Why won’t they be unbiased and report the facts instead of the phony talking points you sheeple obviously believe. And CNN gets paid by the White House to kill or twist stories to fit the agenda. Amber Lyons was fired for speaking out against it. She’s the one who blew the lid off the whole thing. So CNN can’t be trusted, and if CNN can’t be trusted, neither can the rest of the fringe left media.

  • BoscoBolt

    Under obamacare, no woman will ever give birth outside of an obamacare ‘processing center’, because giving birth will no longer be allowed.

    • Macsen Overdrive ✓re-rolled

      Hence, why they are covering abortions.

      • BoscoBolt

        Exactly. The goal of obamacare, from day one, will be to reduce costs (via ‘death panels’ and reducing the birth rate) – forced abortion, mandatory birth-control and sterilization, in the Chinese fashion, are just around the corner if obamacare is not stopped.

    • nickdqwk

      Especially if the birth mother has not conferred with Wendy Davis first.

  • alanstorm

    “universal” health coverage doesn’t necessarily guarantee ready access to health care.”

    Too much nuance for the average LIV.

  • The Masked Avatar

    They blur out her hoo-haw but not the newborn on the ground?

    • Emily

      Why would you blur out a baby?

      • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

        Because it’s not of age to consent appearing in a published picture?

        • Emily

          So there are no published photos of babies or children elsewhere? Just a bizarre comment.

          • TugboatPhil ✓Mate

            Notice the question mark at the end of my sentence. I was offering a guess since you had asked a question.

      • The Masked Avatar

        Why would you blur out a hoo-haw?

        • autdrew4real

          Every time you say ‘hoo-haw’, it makes me lmao. Reminds me of my 41 yr old sister saying “coo-coo”, among her many euphemisms.

  • Booker

    Oh my gosh. I literally shrieked upon seeing that image.

  • JeffWRidge

    Third world status, here we come!

  • Joe W.

    Meh….Obama would prefer she just abort the little sucker.

    • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      …and since he’s in favor of LIVE BIRTH ABORTIONS, he’d probably just step on the baby’s head.


  • walterc

    “According to the story, the woman and baby were eventually admitted into the clinic and treated.” Just in time for the kid’s kindergarten physical.

  • CO2 Producer

    Mexico has had Universal Health Care for two years.

    All this demonstrates is that there will temporarily be growing pains bumps in the road barely viable tissue masses on the lawn until the system adjusts.

  • Doc Farmer ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Obama(Doesn’t)Care, Mexico-style.

    This is AMERICA in two years, people! WAKE UP!!!

    • ObamaFail

      This is America in 6 months.

  • tjp77

    There’s no faster way to ensure that people stop giving a f***k than putting them on the government payroll.

  • Wag_a_Muffin (D)

    Ah yes, but she was “enrolled.” And that is the important thing.

  • Zorro

    I pray they are both in good health now.

  • Mr_Popular

    Obama’s solution would have been to block the baby from coming out of the birth canal with traffic cones.

    • autdrew4real

      Good one!

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    This is the perfect place to link this article from the Washington Examiner about Britain’s universal healthcare system. It will make your hair stand on end:

  • DizzyMissL

    Hi Larious.

  • The Masked Avatar

    Talk about hitting the ground running…

  • Paul

    ha ha ha, you stupid proggie drones. this is what we’ll have here in a few years thanks to all you MORONS who voted for Barry Soetero.

    what IDIOT would want the fools who run crappy government bureaucracies to run the healthcare industry? seriously what sort of EFFING MORON would want that?

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    It’s also important to keep in mind that Harry Reid has the lowest approval rating of any leader in Congress:

  • AZWarrior

    Obama don’t care. The political elite will still get their “medical make overs” anytime they want.

    • Chip

      Bonus Kudo Points for “Brazil” and Pelosi tie-in. CLASSIC!!!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    At least she’s covered. What’s wrong with you people. Don’t you know progress when you see it?

    • brightfartbanned me

      Y’know, you give people free sh*t and they bitch. Don’t get it.

  • Bucky1965

    I returned from Mexico, or a i like to call it… FutureAmerica

  • Youschmuck

    eventually… see, it all worked out ok! What’s the, as ole Joe said to our fearless leader, big effing deal?

  • Youschmuck

    no choice! no choice? heck she was given a choice! hold it and wait your turn, or have it on the grass! No lack of Freedom of choice here! I call foul!

  • j p✓ʳᵉᶠʳᶦᵉᵈ

    That only adds stature to their argument to put birth control into the water supply. Why couldn’t she just schedule her baby to arrive at a more convenient time? Now that she is only working 25 hours a week that leaves 143 hours free to take care of things like that. At least she is skinny so she must be following Michelle’s advice. Next she’ll be obeying the “Let’s Move” command and moving to USA. Sadly the way things are going she’ll be wanting to move back again in a hurry.

  • sb36695

    You will soon understand that health insurance is not health care. It’s not a complicated concept unless you’re an Obama voter.

  • dongato

    Mexico used to have a reasonable public health care system until the 1990’s. It was not perfect, but provided, with some limitations, basic health care for most.

    Unfortunately, they tried to copy the “american style” privatization for=profit model with the social security system

    This is the result.