Lots of propaganda ahead of Supreme Court’s decision on constitutionality of health care reform. 3 patients an hour die because they don’t have health insurance. A group called “Families USA” states that “only the Affordable Care offers the promise of access to affordable coverage and to a longer and healthier life.” The group cites a few statistics about how low income uninsured patients undergo less cancer screening, but again, notice how the focus is on patients getting “access to coverage” and not “access to health care.” Big difference.
3 patients an hour die because they DON’T have health insurance? That’s nothing. 15 patients an hour die because they DO have health “insurance.” The National Health System in Great Britain “kills off 130,000 elderly patients every year.” The “Liverpool Care Pathway” brings death to patients in an average of 33 hours. It is generally implemented when a patient is in a terminal condition and “death is imminent,” but a consultant who reviewed the system stated that it was an “assisted death pathway” for elderly patients who are difficult to manage or who take up needed hospital beds.
But the care is free …
Want health care insurance from your employer? Half of all employers plan to stop providing insurance plans to their employees and instead plan to give them a set amount of money to purchase their own plans. Other employers plan to stop offering coverage completely. Insurers, on the other hand, say that it is unlikely employers will stop providing policies.
Emergency department in British Columbia closed until July due to lack of physicians. Town residents feel “helpless and scared.”
Police shoot Texas man who held several hostages at gunpoint in emergency department when one of hostages tried to grab the suspect’s gun.
However, according to this article, the emergency department “never stopped”.