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Rob Rogers

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  1. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    And I live in the great state of ….

  2. Murphy224

    Murphy224 said, almost 4 years ago

    Worked fine in Massachusetts, but watch the costs triple once the South and Southwest states are forced in. Not to mention wait times for a dr. appt. will be about 6 months to a year unless the Dems have a secret “doctor tree” they’re not telling us about.

  3. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Murphy224

    Education (especially for doctors) should be FAR more affordable. There are plenty of damn good nurses out there who should be medical doctors, but couldn’t afford med school. You have for-profit insurance companies, for-profit schools, and for-profit hospitals here…you REALLY think that’s a good idea?
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    We need a way to get the education to those who are both able and willing to take up medical professions.

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes. Obama wanted single-payer, but knew he couldn’t even propose it, so instead he proposed a nonprofit (but self-paying) insurance company backed by the government. The so-called free-marketers didn’t dare threaten the insurance industry by having, you know, ACTUAL competition (despite “private industry is more efficient than the government” bushwah), so he went with Romney’s plan, which was praised to the heavens by the GOP a few years ago.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Murphy224

    “Not to mention wait times for a dr. appt. will be about 6 months to a year unless the Dems have a secret “doctor tree” they’re not telling us about.”

    And why would that happen?

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    @Jase99 I did some cursory research on this, and It seems to be a fact of life with socialized medicine. Some of the sites used the median wait time instead of the mean. (usually a technique to hide how bad the numbers really are) They also break down their numbers into emergency, acute, chronic, etc. categories. Good hunting!

  7. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago

    @Murphy224

    We have wait times like that now if you don’t have the proper insurance. I have a scar from a bullet wound from when I was seven. They weren’t able to stitch it because I spent 13 hours in the emergency waiting room waiting to see a doctor. The infection had set in by that time, and now I have partial blindness in my left eye as a result.
    My insurance prevents my wife from seeing an endocrinologist for her diabetes, because they will not cover the endocrinology clinic in our state. Wait times for specialists can exceed six months now. I even have a three month wait time to see my own doctor, so I generally go to the emergency room and he does the follow up. I would love to have something as efficient as the British system.

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I’d like to see your source on this.

    Flu outbreaks overwhelm our system, too.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @motivemagus

    This can’t be said enough: Obamacare was the conservative alternative to a national, single payer.

    In ten years, we’ll see Republicans campaigning as ‘Defenders of Obamacare’.

  10. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 4 years ago

    Wow, yeah, the USA is exactly like the UK in all respects, except health care. And, now we will be identical. The whole world will no longer be able to tell us apart because our health care system will be exactly like England’s. oh no, People will now buy a ticket to New York or Los Angeles and will end up in London.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    A friend of mine was CFO of a community hospital in the mid 90’s. I remember him telling me that 38% of their costs was government paperwork. I can’t imagine what it is now.

  12. Murphy224

    Murphy224 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Fourcrows

    Ok so your waits will now be about 1-2 years. Sound good?

  13. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @mikefive

    Should be less. About that time frame, standardized automation was mandated, by the govt.
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    Govt did not set the standards, but mandated that standards be developed by the hospitals, payors, and other stakeholders.
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    Astonishingly, the free market did not seem to be able to develop either automation or standards on their own.

  14. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 4 years ago

    @braindead08
    @dycel

    You guys/girls made me go look. From the American Hospital Association. Ratio of patient care:paperwork (in hours):

    Emergency Department Care—1.0:1.0
    Surgery and Inpatient Acute Care—1.0:0.6
    Skilled Nursing Care—1.0:0.5
    Home Health Care—1.0:0.8

    “There has been a significant increase in paperwork needed to document regulatory compliance.”

    “Added government regulation imposes unfunded costs on hospitals.”

    The whole pdf can be found at: www.aha.org/content/00-10/FinalPaperworkReport.pdf

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 4 years ago

    @mikefive

    You might want to check the administrative costs in the health care systems of other countries. In general, the other industrialized countries, which have national systems, have as good or better outcomes at less cost.

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