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Old 07-03-2014, 11:58 PM   #226
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Meanwhile in the UK, this is what Socialist Progressives want for the US:

"NHS patients waiting longer for routine operations under coalition.
Hospitals report surgery delays of up to 215 days despite pledge from Cameron to keep waiting times down, NHS figures show"

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2...nder-coalition

This are some of the problems with Socialized healthcare conservatives have been warning about for years.
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:00 AM   #227
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Delays faced by patients for common forms of surgery such as hernia repairs and cataract removals have risen sharply under the coalition, despite David Cameron's pledge to keep waiting times low, NHS statistics reveal.

"Patients are now waiting on average 15 days longer than in 2010 to have their tonsils taken out, 14 days more to have adenoids removed and 10 days longer for a hernia procedure.

The findings, in a Patients Association report published on Friday based on official NHS performance data, come weeks after growing unease in Downing Street about lengthening delays for treatment led to the Department of Health (DoH) giving the NHS an extra 400m to tackle the problem.

Information supplied by more than half of England's 162 acute hospital trusts also shows that patients are facing a postcode lottery in how long they have to wait before they get treated, with delays of as long as 215 days in some places. That is far more than the maximum 18 weeks or 126 days that patients are supposed to be treated within under the NHS constitution after being referred by their GP under the Referral to Treatment scheme."

"While we appreciate the financial squeeze in the NHS, it cannot be at the cost of patient care and should not mean that patients are suffering, as these figures suggest that they are. It's unfair and unjust for patients to have to suffer the consequences of unnecessary delays after they have been referred," added Murphy, a former nurse and manager in the NHS.
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:38 AM   #228
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Gee, who knew longer waiting lines, paying more, and worse care was going to happen? I'm just so shocked by all of this.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:31 AM   #229
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Now word is a reason so many VA appointments were faked was because VA employees were told ACA paperwork took priority, apparently so Obama and his admin. could look good with the numbers of people signing up. VA pays for healthcare for soldiers if have a service connected injury or illness, but if they go to the VA for something other than that, they either have to pay out of pocket or their insurance gets billed. But many soldiers do not have insurance and so many of them were being signed into Obamacare and apparently mandated to concentrate more on that at the expense of others.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:01 AM   #230
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Wait time problems at the VA are not new. Civil servants have always marched to their own beat, regardless the administration. Anyone who has done business with government understand this.

Note the date.

Veterans' Health Care:
VA Needs Better Data on Extent and Causes of Waiting Times

HEHS-00-90: Published: May 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs'(VA) efforts to reduce the waiting times for outpatient care, focusing on VA's initiatives to: (1) improve its waiting time; and (2) address its waiting time problems.
http://www.gao.gov/products/HEHS-00-90

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Old 07-07-2014, 08:12 AM   #231
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I just made a dental appointment. It's in early August. I'm fully insured. WTF? I had to get a knee operation last year. I had to wait three weeks. Dirty mofos. I'm insured! They should have had me in that afternoon!

Meanwhile, the uninsured in America don't have to worry about waiting for medical services. They can just pop ibuprofen and try to get by without treatment. Oh, that is until they can't take it anymore and have to go to the ER. Then, they get immediate service. No. Actually, you have to wait there too. Goddamn it! We've got to get rid of health care. It's making people wait!
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