Socialized Medicine

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10 Surprising Facts about Pre-Obamacare American Health Care

http://www.ncpa.org/pub/ba649

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The True Meaning of Socialized Medicine

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/the_true_meaning_of_socialized_medicine.html

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Questions Democrats are never asked on health care

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/06/questions_democrats_are_never_asked_on_health_care.html

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“… [hospital] patients responded ‘favorably’ to the robots.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/at-hospitals-fembots-may-soon-be-making-the-rounds-2119952.html

[Oooh, do you  think   we’ll   get   more  of  those   in   the   future ?]

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Why can’t the federal government emulate private insurers whose rate of fraud is far lower [than Medicare’s]?

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/06/medicare_fraud_worth_billions_may_be_steered_to_cuba.html

[The answer to that question is quite simple, Mr. Moran: Because it wouldn’t be socialized medicine anymore.]

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A Lesson on Cuba’s Healthcare for Bill de Blasio

http://frontpagemag.com/2013/humberto-fontova/a-lesson-on-cubas-healthcare-for-bill-de-blasio/print/

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Doctors say Venezuela’s health care in collapse

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/V/VENEZUELA_SICK_HEALTH_CARE?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-11-06-00-10-00

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Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured… but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.  Additionally, many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive ‘free’ insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.

Ben Stein (or so we are told on the Internet)

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US Health Care: A Reality Check on Cross-Country Comparisons

http://www.aei.org/files/2012/07/11/-us-health-care-a-reality-check-on-crosscountry-comparisons_10021827743.pdf

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… [liberals] admit to being ‘deeply suspicious of the claim that a health care system dominated by powerful vested interests and mystifying in its complexity can be tamed by consumers who are strapped for time, often poor, sometimes uneducated, confused and afraid.’  But just how valid are these concerns?

http://www.aei.org/print/can-markets-work-in-medicine

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Massachusetts:

Health care spending in Massachusetts highest in the nation

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/12/health_care_spending_in_massachusetts_highest_in_the_nation.html

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Massachusetts Patients Face Long Wait Times For Doctor Appointments

http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/daily-reports/2011/may/09/mass-wait-times.aspx

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RomneyCare 2.0

With costs rising fast, Massachusetts moves to dictate medical care

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443687504577563000563259044.html?mod=opinion_newsreel

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… the average wait to see a new family doctor in this country is just under three weeks, according to a 2009 survey by medical consultancy Merritt Hawkins.  But in Boston, Mass. — which enacted a law under Gov. Mitt Romney that established near-universal coverage — the wait is about two months.

http://www.ncpa.org/pdfs/081512-Why-The-Doctor-Cant-See-You.pdf

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Several European nations, where universal health care has been the norm for decades, have been waging their own intense debates as they also deal with aging populations and rising costs.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/03/28/149564583/like-the-u-s-europe-wrestles-with-health-care

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U.K.:

One million British patients a week cannot get a GP appointment, statistics show

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/06/one-million-patients-week-cannot-get-gp-appointment-statistics/

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NHS Inquiry: The Shocking conditions of Britian’s hospitals have been laid bare by an official report

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10184010/NHS-inquiry-Shaming-of-health-service-as-care-crisis-is-laid-bare.html

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Major [U.K.] hospital blunders including 40 patients given surgery on wrong limb, revealed by official statistics Almost 150 patients suffered from major errors which are so simple and serious that they are categorised as “never events”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/nhs/10513079/Major-hospital-blunders-including-40-patients-given-surgery-on-wrong-limb-revealed-by-official-statistics.html

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NHS cover-ups are not a failure of the system; they ARE the system

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100239886/nhs-cover-ups-are-not-a-failure-of-the-system-they-are-the-system/

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The day Labour lost the moral high ground on the NHS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2366315/The-day-Labour-lost-moral-high-ground-NHS.html

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Former NHS director dies after operation is cancelled four times at her own hospital

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1371861/NHS-director-dies-operation-cancelled-times-hospital.html#ixzz1ImFsabPr

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Another Socialized Medicine Death Sentence: The tragic ordeal of Charlie Gard

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267149/socialized-medicine-death-sentence-lloyd-billingsley

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Health emergency: On eve of Obamacare, Britain’s NHS needs political therapy

http://washingtonexaminer.com/health-emergency-on-eve-of-obamacare-britains-nhs-needs-political-therapy/article/2536520

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A plan to create the world’s largest single civilian computer system linking all parts of the National Health Service is to be abandoned by the Government after running up billions of pounds in bills.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/nhs-pulls-the-plug-on-its-11bn-it-system-2330906.html

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British Health Care Predictably Running Out Of Money

http://news.investors.com/print/ibd-editorials/082813-669050-british-health-service-on-brink-of-crisis.aspx

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Why the UK Is Ditching Socialized Medicine

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/02/20/why-the-uk-is-ditching-socialized-medicine/print/

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Why should fat people take precedence over the elderly in the NHS?

“… the NHS can only do one thing: ration.”

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/cristinaodone/100146838/why-should-fat-people-take-precedence-over-the-elderly-in-the-nhs/

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An elderly [British] woman was ordered to find a new [doctor] because the ‘carbon footprint’ of her two-mile round trips to the surgery where she had been treated for 30 years was too large.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/9184693/Surgery-bans-elderly-patient-over-her-carbon-footprint.html

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A 15-year-old [U.K.] schoolgirl died of tuberculosis after her bungling GP claimed she was ‘lovesick’, an inquest heard.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9265652/15-year-old-schoolgirl-died-after-doctor-mistook-tuberculosis-for-lovesickness.html

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More than 70,000 British residents each year jet off to other countries to have operations and procedures as a way of side-stepping NHS waiting lists or saving as much as £10,000.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2141426/Cheap-overseas-surgery-pays-boob-job-tummy-tuck-dental-work-goes-wrong.html

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Now we pull out our own teeth: Boom in DIY dental kits as patients cannot afford NHS fees

http://www.express.co.uk/news/health/399032/Now-we-pull-out-our-own-teeth-Boom-in-DIY-dental-kits-as-patients-cannot-afford-NHS-fees

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The Private Cost of Public Queues

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/private-cost-of-public-queues-2012.pdf

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Patient dying of thirst rang 999: Inquest hears of mother’s fury at nurses who neglected son

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2167643/Patient-dying-thirst-rang-999-Inquest-hears-mothers-fury-nurses-neglected-son.html?printingPage=true

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Hospital closures inevitable and NHS operation rationing will continue, warns think-tank

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9365881/Hospital-closures-inevitable-and-NHS-operation-rationing-will-continue-warns-think-tank.html

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While the US federal government expands its diktat power over American health care, the British are looking for ways to rescue themselves from their own government-run system.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/02/18/british-government-to-introduce-privatization-in-health-care-system/

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What happened next reveals one of the great problems with the NHS

http://www.economist.com/node/21556924

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Universal Mediocrity

Why do Britons like their sub-par health-care system so much?

http://www.city-journal.org/2012/22_3_otbie-british-health-care.html

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NHS suffers ‘brain drain’ of doctors

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/5063a2a0-b651-11e1-8ad0-00144feabdc0.html#axzz24aMvo6Et

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[U.K.] hospitals leaving patients on trolleys for up to 50 hours

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2204748/Department-Health-figures-The-hospitals-leaving-patients-trolleys-50-hours.html

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Patients starve and die of thirst on hospital wards

Forty-three hospital patients starved to death last year and 111 died of thirst while being treated on wards, new figures disclose today.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9591814/Patients-starve-and-die-of-thirst-on-hospital-wards.html

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Tyranny of the Healthy

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/joseph-hippolito/tyranny-of-the-healthy/print/

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In a damning report on how people with the severe mental illness are cared for in Britain, the experts said there were ‘catastrophic failings’ in treatment and described ‘shameful’ standards of care on some mental health wards.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/14/schizophrenia-britain-care-idUSL5E8MCDDY20121114

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Shocking state of the NHS: Half a million patients forced to wait 30 minutes on trolleys before admission to [emergency rooms]

300% rise in waiting times in some areas in just 12 months

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234531/Shocking-state-NHS-Half-million-patients-forced-wait-30-minutes-trolleys-admission-A-E.html?printingPage=true

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… the practice of withdrawing food and fluid by tube is being used on young patients as well as severely disabled newborn babies [in the U.K.].

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240075/Now-sick-babies-death-pathway-Doctors-haunting-testimony-reveals-children-end-life-plan.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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… 57,000 patients a year are dying in NHS hospitals without being told that efforts to keep them alive have been stopped.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9716418/Half-of-those-on-Liverpool-Care-Pathway-never-told.html

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ObamaCare: A Word of Warning from Britain

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/enza-ferreri/obamas-disastrous-healthcare-model/print/

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Irish Government Doctors Go on Strike

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/10/irish_government_doctors_go_on_strike.html

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Sweden:

Swedish health authorities have come under criticism over the death of a woman whose repeated calls to emergency services were ignored because she was still able to talk.”

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/03/28/woman-died-after-being-denied-ambulance-because-was-still-talking/?test=latestnews

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Norway:

Government Health Care Horror Stories from Norway

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/bruce-bawer/government-health-care-horror-stories-from-norway/print/

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Canada:

The Canadian Experience With Government Health Care

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/the-canadian-experience-with-government-health-care/

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Health Canada took longer to approve new medicines than the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in six of the last seven years studied—2004 to 2010.

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/access-delayed-access-denied-2012.pdf

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It is widely acknowledged that the nursing shortage has negatively impacted quality practice and patient/resident/client care.  Bed closures due to lack of staff often result in overcrowding: a situation in which demand for service exceeds the ability to provide care within a reasonable time and in an appropriate environment.

http://www.nursesunions.ca/sites/default/files/Hallway_Nursing_Position_Statement.pdf

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The public health care system in Canada has a waitlist in every province and surgery dates are often cancelled or bumped due to a more urgent case arising or a shortage of beds being available.

http://timelymedical.ca/waitlist

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Leaving Canada for medical care 2011

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/articles/leaving-canada-for-medical-care-2011-ff0712.pdf

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Leaving Canada Medical for Care: 2012

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/articles/leaving-canada-for-medical-care-2012.pdf

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True cost of [Canadian] health care is $11,000 annually per family

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/True+cost+health+care+annually+family+Fraser+Institute/7272541/story.html

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For the aver age Canadian family, between 2002 and 2012, the cost of public health care insurance increased more than twice as fast as the cost of shelter, roughly four times as fast as food, more than five times as fast as clothing, and 1.6 times faster than aver age income.

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/price-of-public-healthcare-insurance-2012.pdf

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Surgery wait times for deadly ovarian, cervical and breast cancers in Quebec are three times longer than government benchmarks, leading some desperate patients to [come to the U.S. — pre-implementation of Obamacare] for an operating room…  The latest figures from the provincial government show that over a span of nearly 11 months, 7,780 patients in the Montreal area waited six months or longer for day surgeries, while another 2,957 waited for six months or longer for operations that required hospitalization.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/health/crisis%20Quebec%20women/7537213/story.html

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Canadian [medical patient] report a total waiting time of 17.7 weeks between referral from a general practitioner…  Patients wait [nearly 40 weeks] for orthopaedic surgery… [and] Only 10.3 percent of patients are on waiting lists because they requested a delay or postponement.

http://www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/waiting-your-turn-2012.pdf

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Hate to (Br)eak it to You Walt, But it’s Pretty (Ba)d in Canada, Too

http://american.com/archive/2013/october/hate-to-br-eak-it-to-you-walt-but-its-pretty-ba-d-in-canada-too/article_print

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Report: Tens of thousands fled socialized Canadian medicine in 2013

http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/16/report-tens-of-thousands-fled-socialized-canadian-medicine-in-2013/?print=1

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Coming Soon To America: A Two-Tiered, Canadian-Style Health Care System

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoodman/2013/05/23/coming-soon-to-america-a-two-tiered-canadian-style-health-care-system/

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This is what is known as practicing medicine for the mean, the middle, or the system. Others call it rationing.”

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/choose_your_poison.html

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If I lived in New Zealand, I’d be dead.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/03/my-drug-problem/7279/

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Euthanasia:

Swiss Voters Approve Assisted Suicides in Nursing Homes

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/swiss-voters-approve-assisted-suicides-in-nursing-homes/

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Shock: British NHS Euthanizes 130,000 Elderly Patients Annually

http://www.lifenews.com/2012/06/20/shock-british-nhs-euthanizes-130000-elderly-patients-annually/

[ASND wants to reiterate: That report said ANNUALLY.]

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It is easy to say that the present system is imperfect and a radical change will make it perfect in a relatively short period of time.  But there are always lessons from history from which to learn. Sometimes, your neighbor’s history warns you which path never to follow.

http://www.fee.org/nff/socialized-health-care-the-communist-dream-and-the-soviet-reality/

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Doctors say Venezuela’s health care in collapse

http://www.mail.com/scitech/health/2441132-doctors-venezuelas-health-care-collapse.html

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