My father has been in the ER for two days and nights waiting for a hospital bed

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    He’s in Hackensack hospital in New Jersey. Was suffering from nausea and wasn’t able to eat for a few days so we took him to the hospital. Now my question is that if we implement a single payer system doesn’t conventional wisdom tell us our hospitals will be even more overcrowded and of even less quality than they are now?
     
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    I agree.

    Hope he is doing better.
     
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    Thanks. They did a cat scan on him and found out he has a colon infection. After giving him some antibiotics he’s feeling better
     
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    Good to hear, Rocko. Glad he finally got treatment.
     
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    First, wishing you dad a speedy recovery.

    Second, it's a good question. To my thinking hospitals would be paid set rates and I would suspect this would not be an incentive to providing improved care in order to free up beds for others. Also, private insurance would still be available and I would think those people would see a priority to gain access to a hospital, or the hospital would determine that becoming a private hospital would be a more prosperous endeavor.
     
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    I’m just wondering what these proponents of single payer plan to do about the overcrowding of hospitals their system would bring.
     
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    why cant they find him a bed???
     
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    I have at least 300,000 anecdotal stories of people dying due to lack of health coverage....since we feel anecdotes are substitutes for empirical data and all.

    According to your logic, the less people have health coverage, the better for hospitals....sure, those people may die, but hey -- at least you will be ok...as long as your insurance provider doesn't find a way to not pay out in order to increase profits
     
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    When my mother-in-Law was suffering from infections she would occasionally wait for 2 or 3 days for a room.
    Nassau County hospitals were swamped with illegals.
     
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    You clearly have not lived in England.
    I have
    Keep the gov out of my Medicare as the trumpie said.
    Medicare 4% overhead, insurance companies 20%
    All you need to know
     
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