Patients with terminal illnesses made to die prematurely

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    what amazes me....its okay to let people die under the us system of hmos etc.....why is this any different.....why continue to bash the british system without discussing our system as it is in reality?
     
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    That and some of the shitty doctors we have here. I had an asshole send me home to die when I was 23 because I did not have insurance or any money. That same prick with ears gave me meds that I had already listed as being allergic to. This whole system of protectionism for professionals like doctors and attorneys who protect one another regardless of how unethical or stupid they are is ridiculous.

    Papa had a doc they called the butcher because that is exactly what he was. He butchered people and left them for dead. That asshole still practices medicine today. The medical review board would not do anything about that creep.
     
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    Where's the one about patients who are unable to purchase health insurance dying early? It happens all the time here in the US.

    http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/uninsured.html

    Uninsured Older Adults More Likely to Die
    Lack of Insurance is Third-Leading Cause of Death

    July 7, 2004
    "The consequences of being uninsured are growing more severe, especially for this older age group," said lead author Dr. J. Michael McWilliams of Brigham and Women's. "We were surprised by the sheer number of preventable deaths."
     
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    For one feeding them food and water when they are close to death is more painful then not feeding them.
    Also patients seem like they are better all the time when you take them off treatment.
    I have never seen any elderly patient live more then two weeks after having a massive stroke and they were sedating her so she wouldn't be in pain.
     
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    All terminal patients die prematurely.

    Hence the term "terminal".
     
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    I found a lady having a massive stroke, it wasn't pretty. She died a day later.
    Her daughter was a bitch and was asking me if they should take her to the hospital, I was a med tech and this lady was a nurse.
     

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