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CPAC Insanity: 'Socialized Medicine Killed Princess Diana'

The Conservative Political Action Conference is as nutty as you might expect.

A panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday alleged that socialized medicine — not a car accident — killed Princess Diana.

The remarks came during a panel on the alleged dangers of socialized medicine.

“Socialized medicine killed Princess Diana,” the announcer revealed before asking one of the panelists to explain why.

“Princess Diana was in the car accident in France,” Dr. David Schneider, an orthopedic surgeon, told the crowd. “They actually don’t have any trauma specialists in France.”

“For the first hour after that accident, she was still in that tunnel,” he continued. “And after an hour, they took her to a nearby hospital and she was alive for another three hours and they couldn’t control the bleeding from her pulmonary artery.”

According to Schneider, “there were no trauma trained people there.”

“I really believe, knowing what I know about her care and comparing it to what Congressman Scalise had, Princess Diana would have lived had that accident happened here in America,” he concluded.

Editor's note (Frances Langum)

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