Archive for May, 2011

England’s Socialized Medicine

Friday, May 27th, 2011

REPORT: Direct from England’s Daily Mail and Telegraph newspapers.  Please read what awaits the American Citizen under Obama’s Socliaized Medicine 

HOSPITALS:  Elderly patients dying of thirst: Doctors forced to prescribe drinking water to keep the old alive, reveals devastating report on hospital care  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1390925/Elderly-patients-dying-thirst-Doctors-forced-prescribe-drinking-water-old-alive-reveals-devastating-report-hospital-care.html

NURSES:  England’s nurses think elderly are not worthy of their time httptp://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8538433/NHS-nurses-think-care-of-elderly-is-beneath-them.html
 

I have great concern in 6 years I will be categorized as “elderly”      Anna Tomy (London)

When I Wish Upon a Star………….

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

According to a recent study published in the Wall Street Journal, the average couple that retires at age 66 on Social Security and Medicare will receive $1 million in benefits. On average, they and their employers paid $500,000 into the system.

$500,000 = $1,000,000  (arithmetic as taught in Washington DC)

J.C. Dithers

Comment:  I spent time in Washington DC and the math is correct. Chauncey Gardener

Comment:  In Germany we achieve $paid=$benefits.  We do this by rationing care.   Bud Weiser PhD

ObamaCare = RomneyCare

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Wait for doctors visit as long as 48 days in Massachusetts

 May 9, 2011 A new poll of 838 Massachusetts doctors finds patients are still waiting weeks — in some cases as long as a month and a half — for non-urgent appointments with primary care physicians and certain specialists.

Surveyors for the Massachusetts Medical Society called doctors’ offices in February and March and asked when they could come in for routine care. They requested a new patient appointment with internists, family practitioners, and pediatricians; an appointment for heartburn with gastroenterologists; a heart check-up with cardiologists; an appointment for knee pain with orthopedic surgeons; and a routine exam with obstetrician/gynecologists.

The average wait ranged from 24 days for an appointment with a pediatrician to 48 days to see an internist. The wait for an internist was actually down slightly, from 53 days in a similar 2010 survey, but the waits for family doctors, gastroenterologists, orthopedists, and ob/gyn increased.

The medical society, which represents physicians, broke down the results by county, but in some cases the sample is small.  Surveyors also asked doctors whether they are accepting new patients: It was most difficult to find a new adult primary care doctor — more than half of those practices were full. This year’s results were close to the findings in the society’s 2010 survey.

 Comment:  Thank you for reminding we Citizens why ObamaCare must be repealed.  Obama modeled his plan after Romney’s so this is what we have to look forward to.  Thank you for the nice website.             Anna Lytic

Comment:  Government take over of medicine is the real menace to our health, happiness, and livelihood.                   Dennis Mitchell