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The head of the Veterans Health Administration announced a series of major changes at an assisted-living facility days after a dying Air Force veteran was twice found covered in ants in his bed.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
If national healthcare is so wonderful why do people in the UK, the utopia of socialized medicine fly out of country for healthcare? Why?
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: Grambler
I was dealing with the implied argument "It can't be good, because the people of the UK prefer not to use it." I think that particular premise was mistaken.
I've also had two emergency c-sections, with week long hospital stays, a broken ankle, gallbladder removal, all with no life ending bill to pay.
Now, instead of cutting wait times, the NHS is looking to scrap the goal. Wait times for cancer treatment -- where timeliness can be a matter of life and death -- are also far too lengthy. According to January NHS England data, almost 25% of cancer patients didn't start treatment on time despite an urgent referral by their primary care doctor. That's the worst performance since records began in 2009.
Patients face long wait times and rationing of care in part because the NHS can't attract nearly enough medical professionals to meet demand.
It's an excellent system for that huge portion of the population which doesn't have much money.
Nearly a quarter of a million British patients have been waiting more than six months to receive planned medical treatment from the National Health Service,