Bed shortage forces 4,000 mothers to give birth in lifts, offices and hospital toilet

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    This is what everyone wants really ... it seems. ;)
     
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    Well, if they keep closing hospitals here because they go under for unpaid emergency room visits by the uninsured, we may get there yet even if nothing new is introduced in Washington.
     
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    Wow ... so do you support them going under because there isn't enough tax dollars to pay for the visits instead?
     
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    Right...and we want some of this too, right next door, in
    CANADA

    The Canucks can't be too happy with our leaving them no where to go by joining them. The "rich and famous" will always have their own "system;" elsewise, where would the politicians and celebs (Hollywood) go to get theirs?

    This Obama-plan is just for the rest-of-us ....
     
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    Who said I liked Obama's plan? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Actually, it is from a shortage of midwives.

    Looks like some good job opportunities in GB.
     
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    Please... you guys should go spend a day or two in an ER in a poor neighborhood, like South Chicago. Then you'll see how fucked up our healthcare system is.

    You look hard enough, you'll find horror stories with every healthcare system in the world. People have bled to death in US ER's waiting for doctors, have had to wait behind the rich people who are paying top dollar for cat scans while the tumors in their heads grow to the size of grapefruits. Pregnancy is considered a pre-existing condition if you get pregnant before you get health insurance. The entire pregnancy won't be covered by health insurance at all. So all the required vitamins, doctors visits, tests, etc. to make sure the baby is healthy won't be covered one bit.
     
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    You assume way too much.
     
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    Not me!

    Dr. Day says "We have over a million people waiting for surgery, and probably another million waiting to see the specialist before they get to wait for the surgery, and that's out of a population of 34-million people"

    He also says "The biggest problem is access, and by access I mean, in the Canadian system the first line of defense for a sick patient is the family doctor and out of a population of 33-million, five million Canadians do not have a family doctor."
    This means they are being denied access to the system, much like a proportional number of Americans are "being denied."

    I think I'd rather be in our situation than theirs.
     
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