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  • The Not-So-Precious Truth About the ‘Precious’ NHS (Britain Can't Admit Healthcare System Failure)

    02/16/2018 8:27:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/16/2018 | Bruce Bawer
    When British Prime Minister Theresa May gave her traditional New Year's speech on December 31, one line -- actually, just one word -- jumped out at me. May spoke of the importance of “taking a balanced approach to government spending, so we get our debt falling but can also invest in the things that matter -- our schools, our police and our precious NHS.” Yes, “precious.” She actually described the National Health Service as precious! Now, one might easily forgive her for describing, say, Britain's finest doctors and nurses as -- oh, I don't know -- how about “treasured”? Or...
  • Pope to lawmakers: Protect all people with health care laws

    11/16/2017 6:37:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2017 12:02 PM EST | Frances D’Emilio
    Pope Francis on Thursday urged lawmakers to ensure that health care laws protect the “common good,” decrying the fact that in many places only the privileged can afford sophisticated medical treatments. The comments came as U.S. lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have been debating how to overhaul the nation’s health insurance laws. In a message to a medical association meeting at the Vatican, Francis expressed dismay at what he called a tendency toward growing inequality in health care. He said in wealthier countries, health care access risks being more dependent on people’s money than on their need for treatment. […] Without...
  • UK: Patients’ lives at risk in NHS hospital wards 'on brink of collapse'

    09/13/2012 1:43:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 12, 2012 | Stephen Adams
    Some hospitals narrowly avoid “catastrophe” every weekend, research by the Royal College of Physicians has found, because doctors’ shifts are limited by the European Working Time Directive and they do not want to work anti-social hours [night shift]. Some are “struggling to cope” with the volume of older patients.Many are discharged in the middle of the night or shunted around “like parcels” to free beds for new arrivals. If the problem is not tackled there will be more tragedies like the Mid Staffs scandal,in which up to 1,200 mainly elderly patients died from substandard care. A radical reorganisation of the...
  • New home for 750-pound woman

    09/13/2011 3:03:00 PM PDT · by triumphant values · 43 replies
    Fox News Tampa Bay ^ | September 12, 2011 | Ken Suarez
    AKELAND - Two and half months is a long time to be stuck in the hospital, especially if you don't really have to be there. Yvonne Gallimore has been living at Lakeland Regional Medical Center because she had no place else to go. Now, she finally does. Gallimore just moved into a duplex provided by the Lakeland Housing Authority. It's a big improvement, but not easy living yet. It has big, French doors, so she can get out quickly in case of an emergency. "I was glad to get out of there," she said on Monday. When emergency workers took...
  • Dan Walters: Medi-Cal a case study in wishful thinking

    03/06/2011 2:59:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 3/6/11 | Dan Walters
    Gordon Duffy was a freshman assemblyman from the San Joaquin Valley in 1966 when then-Gov. Pat Brown and the Legislature fashioned a health care program for the poor named "Medi-Cal." Medi-Cal would take advantage of a newly minted, obscure provision of the federal Medicare program for the elderly, leveraging the promise of federal money to extend care to poor Californians who hitherto had been dependent on medical charity. Duffy, an optometrist who later chaired the Assembly Health Committee, recalls that the Medi-Cal program was launched on assurances from Brown that it was affordable and workable. "No one in the world...
  • Redistributing Health?

    05/14/2010 5:43:54 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 20 replies · 732+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 14, 2010 | IBD Editorial
    Medicine: The administration's nominee to run Medicare and Medicaid is a fan of Britain's National Health Service and rationing services. He believes in less discretion for your doctor, more power for your government. 'The decision is not whether or not we will ration care — the decision is whether we will ration with our eyes open" is what Dr. Donald Berwick, President Obama's nominee to head the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, said in an interview published in Biotechnology Healthcare in June 2009. The question is whether the Senate will confirm Berwick with open eyes. Berwick says: "NICE is...
  • Guess What Greece Has To Jettison to Rescue their Economy? (Just guess before peeking)

    05/14/2010 7:09:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies · 1,919+ views
    Greece was told that if it wanted a bailout, it needed to consider privatizing its government health care system. So tell us again why the U.S. is following Europe's welfare state model. The requirement, part of a deal arranged by the IMF, the European Union and the European Central bank, is a tacit admission that national health care programs are unsustainable. Along with transportation and energy, the bailout group, according to the New York Times, wants the Greek government to remove "the state from the marketplace in crucial sectors." This is not some cranky or politically motivated demand. It is...
  • Surgeon 'cut off patient's testicle by mistake'

    04/21/2010 6:41:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 891+ views
    The Daily Mal ^ | April 20, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Surgeon 'cut off patient's testicle by mistake' A patient lost a testicle during an operation after the surgeon accidentally cut it off, the medical watchdog was told today. Dr Sulieman Al Hourani was only supposed to cut out a cyst on the patient's right testis, but instead he 'mistakenly' removed the whole testicle, the General Medical Council (GMC) heard. Dr Al Hourani, who worked as a locum surgeon at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Greater Manchester, is accused of misconduct over the error and faces further charges of injecting himself with a drug meant for a patient and stealing tablets....
  • The same rotten Rx

    03/04/2010 3:28:18 AM PST · by Scanian · 1 replies · 339+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 4, 2010 | MICHAEL TANNER
    If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try again. With Plans A, B and C hav ing failed miserably, President Obama yesterday unveiled his latest "new and improved" version of health-care reform. He says that this incarnation "incorporates the best ideas from Democrats and Republicans -- including some of the ideas that Republicans offered during the health-care summit." Unfortunately, its fundamental premise remains exactly the same -- a government takeover of the health-care system. Start with those "Republican ideas": Though mostly not bad, they're hardly game changing. * Increase the financial incentives for states to experiment with malpractice...
  • The Dependency Agenda

    02/14/2010 5:42:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 261+ views ^ | February 14, 2010 | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- Only two things are infinite -- the expanding universe and Democrats' hostility to the District of Columbia's school choice program. Killing this small program, which currently benefits 1,300 mostly poor and minority children, is odious and indicative. It is a small piece of something large -- the Democrats' dependency agenda, which aims to multiply the ways Americans are dependent on government. Democrats, in their canine devotion to teachers unions, oppose empowering poor children to escape dependency on even terrible government schools. Unions and their poodles say school choice siphons money from public schools. But federal money funds D.C.'s...
  • Karl Rove Discusses Obama's Broken Promise to Hold Health Care Debate Openly - Video

    12/12/2009 7:37:41 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 443+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 12, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Karl Rove talking with Greta van Susteren talking about President Obama going back on his word to hold a debate on Health Care in public with "C-Span" cameras there. Greta played multiple clips of Obama making that promise as a candidate, which he has never done in the entire course of the Health Care Debate. The deals the Democrats have made in both the House and Senate have been done behind closed doors with secrecy a papal selection would be proud of. . . . (VIDEO)
  • A White House Power Grab that Congress and America Doesn’t See

    12/09/2009 7:09:51 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 18 replies · 1,088+ views ^ | December 8, 2009 | SusanAnne Hiller
    To achieve the goal of a universal, single-payer health system, the White House must secure the power it needs by amending the Social Security Act to transfer pivotal controls from Congress to the executive branch. This transfer of power would ultimately give the President and the majority party, in this case the radical left Obama White House and Pelosi-Reid led progressive Democrats, the authority to frame and manipulate new policy, coverage options, and reimbursements, ultimately reshaping the future US health care system into a something unrecognizable in this country. The deliberate setup for the White House power grab is built...
  • Read the Numbers: Obama Will Bankrupt America

    12/02/2009 3:23:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 816+ views ^ | December 2, 2009 | Terry Jeffrey
    When President Barack Obama entered office in January, the greatest problem America faced was neither the war in Afghanistan nor the recession. It was the imminent crisis of the welfare state. Not only has Obama failed to deal with this crisis, he is pursuing policies that will bankrupt America. In March, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, led by former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, calculated the total value of the federal government's "unfunded liabilities" as they stood at the end of fiscal 2008. These liabilities include the publicly held portion of the national debt plus the amount the government must...
  • Is this man really Dr. Death? (Blumenauer and "Death Panels")

    11/18/2009 7:01:53 PM PST · by presidio9 · 14 replies · 785+ views
    CNN ^ | November 18, 2009 | Gloria Borger
    Congressman Earl Blumenauer says he's just a regular fellow "trying to get things accomplished." As a result, the Oregon Democrat tells me, he spends much of his time "looking for ideas that can bring people together -- simple, straightforward ideas that would help people and their families." And so he proposed the infamous "death panels." Really. Before they were Palinized -- and turned into those nasty death panels ready to pounce on Grandma (that "goofy stuff," as he now calls it), Blumenauer had a good idea: help people prepare for the end of life. As he wrote in The New...
  • Fight Erupts In Line At Nev. Swine Flu Clinic

    10/29/2009 8:31:47 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 26 replies · 1,186+ views
    WSMV Nashville, TN. ^ | 10/29/2009 | WSMV
    RENO, Nev. -- A fight broke out Thursday at a Reno, Nev., clinic giving shots for swine flu when someone reportedly tried to cut in line. Washoe County Health District spokeswoman Judy Davis says she didn't have any details of the incident, but it involved people in high-risk groups waiting for a chance to get the shot. A witness told the Reno Gazette-Journal that a man took a swing at a woman, then jumped on her and they fell to the ground. They left after a security guard stepped in and broke up the fight. Davis says 1,200 vaccines were...
  • Obama’s - War on Specialists

    10/07/2009 9:33:01 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies · 618+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 6 2009 | WSJ
    In President Obama’s Washington, medical specialists are slightly more popular than the H1N1 virus. Compared to bread-and-butter primary care doctors, specialists cost more to train and make more use of expensive procedures and technology—and therefore cost the government more money. Even so, the quiet war Democrats are waging on specialists is astonishing.
  • The Nightmare of Rationing in Oregon (medical rationing)

    08/24/2009 5:29:33 AM PDT · by decimon · 8 replies · 594+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 23, 2009 | Jeff Emanuel
    Two cases of “public option” administrators rejecting patient requests for lifesaving or life-extending drugs (and instead offering to fund those patients’ assisted suicides) reached the mainstream media in the last two weeks. This has caused critics of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul proposal to look to Oregon for clues about what a national health system would bring. The picture is not pretty. Oregon, the only state to allow assisted suicide (via the 1997 “Death With Dignity Law”), has used its public health care “option” as a pretext for enacting an official policy of trading lives that bureaucrats determine to...
  • Obama opposed healthcare reform before he was for it

    08/24/2009 6:19:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 8 replies · 549+ views
    One News Now ^ | 8/24/2009 | Chad Groening
    A Republican senator says President Barack Obama has consistently opposed Republican proposals that would make healthcare insurance less expensive and more accessible to the American public. President Obama recently visited the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters to talk about healthcare. He told an audience at the DNC and thousands watching online and listening by telephone that "winning the election is just the start." Obama says he is still looking for Republican support for a comprehensive healthcare bill, but Democrats privately are preparing a one-party push. Some Democrats say a strong-arm tactic on Senate healthcare legislation, one that would negate the...
  • The Uninsured [NY Times Editorial for DNC & Obama!]

    08/22/2009 7:56:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 921+ views
    NYTimes ^ | August 22, 2009
    NY TIMES EDITORIAL The Uninsured Published: August 22, 2009 One of the major goals of health care reform is to cover the vast numbers of uninsured. But how vast, really, is that pool of people? Who are they? And how important is it to cover all or most of them? Critics play down the seriousness of the problem by pointing out that the ranks of the uninsured include many people who have chosen to forgo coverage or are only temporarily uninsured: workers who could afford to pay but decline their employers’ coverage; the self-employed who choose not to pay for...
  • National Health Service horror stories [UK]

    08/17/2009 10:56:58 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 12 replies · 653+ views
    NeoPerspectives ^ | Ongoing | Various
    British Health Care 7/17/09 (By Travis) Meg was told her brain tumour was inoperable. Nonsense, said her mother, I won't let my daughter die Daily Mail ^ | 14th July 2009 | Tessa Cunningham His hospital is one of ten in America with the resources and expertise to perform MR-guided brain surgery. But before making a final decision, Meg was referred for a second opinion to London's National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery - one of Britain's leading centres. 'Opting for surgery in America was expensive - £50,000,' says Meg. 'I needed to be sure no British surgeon could offer...