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Wanna Die? Try Government-Run Healthcare in the United Kingdom

Larry113 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 12:09 AM
My uncle in Ottawa needed minor foot surgery, the kind that is usually handled same day in the USA. I Canada, it took 11 months because the limited facilities and doctors kept bumping his surgery date because his injury was not life threatening. That is where we are headed. Doctor and facilities shortages will lead to delays and denials. Medicare denies payment on twice as many things as any private health care company. Obamacare gives control of your healthcare to the people who brought you the DMV. Get ready to wait.
Jerome49 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 12:32 PM
You can't cover 25 or 30 million more people with the same number of doctors without increasing the waiting time to see a doctor. Like always, money talks. There will be those doctors who will offer their services on a preferred basis in exchange for a retainer. Those paying a doctor a retainer will be seen first, all other will take a number and wait their turn. Your number may be 78 when you hear the receptionist say "now serving number 6".
Rochesternative Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 12:01 PM
And I just LOVE the DMV. It's always so pleasant and climate controlled there!
Rochesternative Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 12:01 PM
And I just LOVE the DMV. It's always so pleasant and climate controlled there!
Rick 2811 Wrote: Oct 22, 2012 5:29 AM
all indications you are right...when govt gets involved things slow down... it might take a few years and most older politicians will be dead...the ones left will just claim they didn't realize the unintended consequences...Democrats do that a lot....

I’m not a fan of the American healthcare system. It suffers from huge inefficiencies because of problems such as third-party payer, which is caused by government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid along with a system of tax code-driven over-insurance in the supposedly private sector.

But regardless of how much I grouse about the damage government causes in the United States, I can say with considerable...

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