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Surgery bans elderly patient over her carbon footprint (Commiecare™ - what did you expect?)
Telegraph ^ | 4/03/12

Posted on 04/06/2012 4:51:04 PM PDT by Libloather

Surgery bans elderly patient over her carbon footprint
An elderly woman was ordered to find a new GP because the “carbon footprint” of her two-mile round trips to the surgery where she had been treated for 30 years was too large.
By Daily Telegraph Reporter
11:48PM BST 03 Apr 2012

Avril Mulcahy, 83, was told to address the “green travelling issues” over her journeys from her home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, to the West Road Surgery. The surgery wrote to Mrs Mulcahy, telling her to register with a new GP within 28 days.

The letter said: “Our greatest concern is for your health and convenience but also taking into consideration green travelling issues. Re: Carbon footprints and winter weather conditions, we feel it would be advisable for patients to register at surgeries nearer to where they live.

"We would be very grateful if you could make the necessary arrangements to re-register at another practice.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: carbon; commiecare; footprint; surgery; ungland
Hussein, Pelosi and Reid don't have to worry. They're exempt from Commiecare™.
1 posted on 04/06/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Given UK doctor shortages, what are the odds she can find one within 2 miles?


2 posted on 04/06/2012 4:52:45 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

Could be, in essence, a death panel decree.


3 posted on 04/06/2012 4:55:32 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: tbw2

> Given UK doctor shortages, what are the odds she can find
> one within 2 miles?

Maybe she can find a Muzzloid doc. You know. Medicine by day, beheadings and honor killings by night.


4 posted on 04/06/2012 4:56:07 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Libloather

2 miles?!? THIS is too much of a ‘carbon footprint?’ I do not comprehend how ANYONE can choose to live in such a society. Oh, right, they’ve been disarmed.


5 posted on 04/06/2012 4:56:43 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: tbw2

I am not sure but the article says, “because the “carbon footprint” of her two-mile round trips”. It may be poorly written, but to me that says she is only 1 mile from her physician.


6 posted on 04/06/2012 4:58:34 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: tbw2

Global warming should take care of the winter weather problems and walking a couple miles is good exercise. Is the doctor prescribing reduced exercise?


7 posted on 04/06/2012 4:58:47 PM PDT by Qout
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To: tbw2

My doctor is about 10 miles away. The nearest hospital is about 5 miles. Using that logic, should a emergency arise it would be too far to treat AND save the earth.


8 posted on 04/06/2012 5:00:10 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Libloather

Holy crap!


9 posted on 04/06/2012 5:00:55 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Libloather

death-by-government.


10 posted on 04/06/2012 5:01:47 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: Qout; AT7Saluki; Liz
Is the doctor prescribing reduced exercise?

I've been alive along enough to remember doctor house calls. So much for that.

11 posted on 04/06/2012 5:07:57 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

This may be an example of a caution to some elderly. Some of them tend to become “crusty”, and exhibit bad social behavior. And while they can get away with this with most people, medical people already have a lot of stress, so decide they don’t need the aggravation.

Several things, justified or not, that can tick off doctors include:

1) Hypochondria and demands for unnecessary tests and treatments. Telling the doctor their business.
2) Asking that adult children or friends attend consultations with them (often because they are hard of hearing or are not understanding new information as quickly). Some doctors see this as “ganging up on them”, prior to complaints or even lawsuits.
3) Abrasive personalities.

It often serves as a red flag to an HMO if a patient switches doctors or is handed off more than a time or two. It can get them labeled as troublesome, and the HMO will look to getting rid of them.

There is a general growing disdain for caring for the elderly in the medical community, so if you have elderly relatives, if they must go to the emergency room, be sure they have a younger escort to insure they get prompt and effective care.


12 posted on 04/06/2012 5:19:20 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93

Coming to America?


13 posted on 04/06/2012 5:30:31 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Libloather

The five most scary words from the government: “We’re concerned for your health”!


14 posted on 04/06/2012 5:35:23 PM PDT by ArchAngel1983 (Arch Angel- on guard / Wenn Sie etwas sehen, sagen Sie etwas!)
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To: Libloather

This is just absurd. Maybe Al Gore can pay for her medical care with the money he’s made from the carbon credits scam.


15 posted on 04/06/2012 5:43:36 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Libloather

We escaped our European roots 250 years ago. Please, let’s keep it that way.


16 posted on 04/06/2012 5:45:32 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: Libloather

People here have NO IDEA what Nationalized Healthcare is really like. All they hear is ‘free’. Everyone’s taxes will go up 10-20%. You have no control over the care you get. No second opinions, etc. No choice of doctor. Pray the SCOTUS throws the whole thing out!


17 posted on 04/06/2012 6:18:25 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Libloather

2 miles is nothing. It’s just an excuse.


18 posted on 04/06/2012 6:48:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: matt04

I travel more than 2 miles to my vet.


19 posted on 04/06/2012 6:49:20 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

LOL. I hope your vet has you on vitamins.


20 posted on 04/06/2012 6:56:31 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Libloather

Well, she could move closer to the doc!


21 posted on 04/06/2012 7:08:17 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: matt04

“should a emergency arise it would be too far to treat AND save the earth.”

Lie down in the street and die you useless eater!


22 posted on 04/06/2012 7:11:38 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: morphing libertarian

That wooshing sound is my point going over your head. :-)


23 posted on 04/06/2012 7:23:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Libloather

Goes to show the bottom line of the global warmmists is mass murder...as is usual for Marxists.


24 posted on 04/06/2012 7:30:45 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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Click

25 posted on 04/06/2012 7:50:30 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Libloather
Umgland... feh
26 posted on 04/06/2012 7:55:23 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather
You know, if the government took over all of their health care, doctors wouldn't be able to get away with that kind of crap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, wait...

27 posted on 04/07/2012 4:12:25 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: Libloather

bm


28 posted on 04/07/2012 4:13:54 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: tbw2

There are no shortages.

I am British. Most British people are like me re access to doctors and dentists.

I have a surgery 1/4 of a mile to my flat’s rear and the other local surgery is across the street. My dentist is in the next street with my old dentist at the top of the same street, with another two within 1/4 of a mile. My local pharmacist is 500 yards from me.

Given I live plonk in the centre of a town, but even if I lived in the suburbs, there’d be a doctor, dentist and chemist within walking distance.


29 posted on 04/07/2012 2:36:54 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: the invisib1e hand

This is a decision by one GP surgery, not the Govt.


30 posted on 04/07/2012 2:37:58 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: popdonnelly

And it was European roots that built your country.


31 posted on 04/07/2012 2:39:06 PM PDT by the scotsman (I)
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To: the scotsman
This is a decision by one GP surgery, not the Govt

the entire edifice of the practice of medicine and the popular delusion of "carbon footprints" has been enabled and supported by the government, and God only know what sorts of penalties and incentives by governmente are applied to physicians and any other practitioners who are forced to look to the government for permission to work and to collect payment to bring the warped logic to bear on ordinary people.

OMG you really don't get that?

32 posted on 04/07/2012 4:36:29 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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