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.
Mexico has had universal care for pregnant women for 4 years. Yet a woman had to give birth on the hospital lawn. http://t.co/yiopj44KI0
— mitrebox (@mitrebox) October 7, 2013
According to the story, the woman and baby were eventually admitted into the clinic and treated.