Government Health Care Kills 23-Year-Old Hottie

A 23-year-old died of cervical cancer because doctors said she was too young for a smear test, her devastated family have claimed.

Mercedes Curnow, from Cornwall, first went to her GP at 20 years old but her mother says her symptoms were ‘ignored’ because of her age.

After a year of doctors visits, Ms Curnow was taken to A&E by a family member and diagnosed with cervical cancer in April 2010.

But by then it was too late and, after 33 radiotherapy sessions and nine months of chemotherapy, she died at home in her mother’s arms on December 14 last year.

See the article for a pic. Yet another reason to be against government health care. Via Woman, 23, died of cervical cancer ‘because doctors said she was too young for a smear test’ | Mail Online.

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10 thoughts on “Government Health Care Kills 23-Year-Old Hottie”

  1. WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE!!!! This is my closest friend that died! How can you even say Hottie when she is dead! she died because of her doctor ignoring her!!!! she would still be alive today!!!!!!!!!!! you are so disgusting and you totallyhave no RESPECT for MERCEDES AND HER FAMILY!!!! I suggest you change this!!! this is totally wrong and disgraceful! As for telling your reader that you have to be smart.. that is an understatment! you are totally wrong!!!! Personally feel how you would feel if your BEST MATE died at 23 due to Cervical Cancer and you see someone has totally lost all respect and posted ‘Government Health Care Kills 23-Year-Old Hottie’ Yes I admit our Merc was a stunner! but there is still no right for you to call her a hottie when you dont even know her!!!!!!!! Mercedes was a very inspertational person toward myself as she was so talented. Seriously HOW would you feel. Also if you had a daughter how would YOU feel if some random blogger posted about your dead daughter being a ‘Hottie’ this is so wrong! You just have no self dignty or respect!!!!!! So what’s it gonna be? You prove to be the kind of guy that just really dont give a crap about anyones feelings!

  2. Excuse me, i dont know who you think you are, telling a tragic story of a close friend, and using the word hottie?! How could you?! That is completely downgrading towards an amazing, talented and, beautiful young woman. Not Hottie. You tell your readers ‘ it’s not enough to be smart, you actually have to know things’ if you meant this, you would be smart enough to know what to say- and what not to say-without being offensive and sexist. This is clearly a personal opinion, as no other bloggers or journalists are disrespectful enough to do this. without a shadow of a doubt, it is clear a male has wrote this blog. Lastly, i would just like to say, to avoid further anger comments, i suggest you delete this post, and make a better one- with correct, more detailed, and less disrespectful language. Linking back to my first part, if you had considered family and friends’ feelings, you would be ‘smart’ enough to recognise you are being rude and selfish, to get your kicks out of putting a demoralising comment like that. Someone needs to look over a few blogs dont they?

  3. 1. I reserve the right to offend any and all readers.

    2. The government rules have deprived you of your talented friend, and the world of a stunning beauty. That makes it a horrific tragedy on at least two levels, one that could have been avoided.

    3. Noting that a woman is gorgeous is not disrespectful. Would you rather I had said “Government Health Care Kills 23-year-old Plain-Looking Person”? Her good looks are a fact, and one that leaps out at anyone who sees her.

    If you are offended, I suggest you merely ignore the post, as so many others do.

  4. I AM NOT GOING TO IGNORE YOUR POST! as i said Mercedes was one of my BEST FRIENDS! this has angered at LOT of people!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Well excuse-me Mr i’m a big headed blogger, i think your not quite understanding. no one, not even a little guy sitting at home getting square eyes from his computer screen has a right to offend someone. you cant tell me that offended you for starters because that would be hypocritical. i’d like to add the fact that we aren’t commenting on the government, we’re running campaigns worldwide to stop that. were commenting on your sexist and a little stereotypical remark, which by the way, we didn’t say ‘plain-looking person’ because she definitely is not plain, but calling her a ‘hottie’ is a little too personal for alot of people’s liking. and one more thing, people like you, that make blogs like this, are worth ignoring. but comments like that about a girl we feel very strongly about, will not be ignored.

  6. Now listen hear go find another way of selling stories there is no need for headlines like this I think WE deserve an APOLOGY

  7. “no one, not even a little guy sitting at home getting square eyes from his computer screen has a right to offend someone.” Sure I do. The right to free speech is the right to offend.

    “you cant tell me that offended you for starters because that would be hypocritical.” Correct, and (believe it or not) I’m not offended. Honestly, I don’t care what you think of me.

    “Now listen hear go find another way of selling stories there is no need for headlines like this I think WE deserve an APOLOGY” I’m not selling anything here; I don’t even have ads on the site. For what it’s worth, I do sympathize with you; my condolences for your loss.

    I suppose I should not be surprised that women venting your anger at me, a mere observer, and not screamingly angry at the people who actually killed your friend. If you want to honor her memory, your righteous vitriol and powerful anger are better directed at making sure nobody else gets dead from government health care rules, not at making sure nobody else comments on the attractiveness of women.

  8. we are screwing at the people that ‘killed’ our friend oh cheers for the nice way to put it!!! for a matter of fact we r doing something about it!!!!!!!!!!!! basically your whole concept of us making this a big deal is winding us up. once again its not easy to loose a close friend!! THINK about other peoples feelings! JERK your whole last paragraphy is sick. no one would write that unless they are heartless ” i suppose I should not be surprised that women venting your anger at me, a mere observer, and not screamingly angry at the people who actually killed your friend. If you want to honor her memory, your righteous vitriol and powerful anger are better directed at making sure nobody else gets dead from government health care rules, not at making sure nobody else comments on the attractiveness of women” re-word please!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Dear Paul,

    using this example as an argument against government run healthcare is somewhat misguided. Data is not the plural of anecdote, and I could find countless examples of doctor error in the USA or elsewhere with private healthcare.

    More useful is to actually look at the statistics (woah – facts? what are they?). These will provide a much more complicated and nuanced picture. For a start, the USA spends more than double the proportion of its GDP on healthcare compared to the UK but with similar outcomes in terms of life-expectancy. And if you are a poor black person living in the USA your life expectancy is actually less than that of an individual living in Kerala in India. Why? Because private healthcare (especially in the US) is good for the rich but tends to suck if you are poor.

  10. @nicl: Perfectly fair, and when taken alone, this story is not an argument by itself. But it does give us some hints on what to expect.

    Regarding statistics: What do the facts say when you control for murder and automobile accidents; that is, for actual long-term health concerns and not emergency trauma concerns? (Granted, these are valuable things to be concerned about in themselves, but aren’t exactly “health-care.”)

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