Posted by: Christine Johnson | December 11, 2008

In Our Future, Too?

Group examinations at the doctor when sick.  Months of wait-time for a simple doctor’s appointment.  ER’s crowded with minor problems and not having enough time to see more badly injured people.  Abortion for any reasy paid for by tax dollars.

Canada?  The UK?
Nope.
And it’s the plan that is being used as a model for Obama’s nationalized health care.

You are sitting in a doctor’s waiting room with eight other sick patients, and the nurse announces: The doctor will see all of you now — at the same time. That’s how the Boston Globe recently described shared visits that are being used to cope with the long waits now customary in Massachusetts.

Ted Kennedy and Barack Obama are planning that the new Democratic Congress’ first order of business will be to extend the Massachusetts health care mistake to all 50 states. Like other legislative rush-acts (i.e., the 2007 amnesty bill and the 2008 bailouts), details are currently withheld to avoid giving members of Congress and the public adequate time to analyze the bill before the vote is called.

The group session consists mostly of hearing other people’s complaints, while the doctor dishes out advice in front of all the patients. Privacy and modesty are gone, but you can pick up the germs of the other sick patients in the room with you.

One doctor observed that “this is not the type of medical care anyone with a modicum of intelligence would want.” Is this the change Obama promised?

At Holyoke Health Center in Boston, patients wait four months simply to get an appointment. This causes some patients to go to costly emergency rooms for routine visits.

While emergency rooms are handling routine matters and taking medical histories, people who need urgent attention wait in line. In parts of western Massachusetts, which is non-urban, like most of the United States, the wait has grown longer than one year just to get a physical.  …

More here.
Hat tip: Knights of Columbus Headline Bistro

Christine

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