#welovethenhs – Deamonte Driver’s story

Since the #welovethenhs fightback started I’ve been meaning to dig out this horrendous story from the US a couple of years ago, about a 12 year old homeless child who died from a simple abcess on his tooth because his mother’s Medicaid had run out.
I remember it particularly because around the same time a well-known Labour councillor in the South West had a son who ended up fighting for his life in similar circumstances; I can’t remember the details but I think it was an abcess where the infection had spread, maybe to his brain? He was saved by the NHS.
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