We don't need over-priced insurance - we need Guaranteed Healthcare. - page 3

We don't need over-priced insurance - we need Guaranteed Healthcare. Our healthcare system is frail - and making our patients sick. Even people with expensive insurance are denied health care, and... Read More

  1. by   HM2VikingRN
    For all countries, responses indicate room for improvement. Yet, the other five countries spend considerably less on health care per person and as a percent of gross domestic product than does the United States. These findings indicate that, from the perspectives of both physicians and patients, the U.S. health care system could do much better in achieving better value for the nation's substantial investment in health.
    http://www.commonwealthfund.org/publ...?doc_id=482678
  2. by   HM2VikingRN
  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Originally Posted by spacenurse
    You are right that single payer would not guarantee all the healthcare a person needs. That is the goal. Nurses are working toward that goal.
    If not single payer what do you suggest?
    Quote from DarrenWright
    There is no such thing as a program that will guarantee "all the healthcare a person needs." It's simply not an achievable goal.
    I looked and looked and cannot find any suggestions, ideas, or ways to improve healthcare in the United States.
    I really like your garden idea. It would improve some peoples health.
    Any ideas for insured victims of accidents or illness who are denied healthcare?
  4. by   DarrenWright
    Quote from spacenurse
    Originally Posted by spacenurse



    I looked and looked and cannot find any suggestions, ideas, or ways to improve healthcare in the United States.
    I really like your garden idea. It would improve some peoples health.
    Any ideas for insured victims of accidents or illness who are denied healthcare?
    One solution is acceptance of the fact that has already been presented; we simply cannot take care of every disease that everyone might contract.

    As far as victims of accidents or illness that are denied healthcare, could you provide some examples? There is no epidemic of people dying from accident injuries that were not covered. Someone might cite an example such as the M.Moore guest who's insurance did not cover finger re-attachment. My father has two fingers amputated from two different accidents, and he was able to work for 20 years. Granted, he had to relearn how to play the guitar, but the fact that his fingers weren't reattached did not make him the victim of insufficient insurance.

    Items like this are another example of intellectual dishonesty.
  5. by   RNfaster
    Quote from VIXEN007
    If you ever look at socialized healthcare, you will realize that the pursuit of technology and innovations will decline because the market will not support it.
    The Veteran's Administration has some of the most advanced use of e-records in the U.S.
    Last edit by RNfaster on Jun 7, '07
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    Governor's plea to insurers

    He asks them to sell their medical policies to anyone who can afford to pay.

    http://www.sacbee.com/111/story/237564.html
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    officials warn of health care 'train wreck'
    west chester-upper darby resident edmund w. boyle is having trouble ensuring his daughter gets the right medical attention...
  9. by   pickledpepperRN
    Our healthcare system is profoundly sick.

    Explains why our healthcare system is in crisis and how to solve it: A plan that would provide comprehensive health coverage for everyone while savings money for families, businesses, and government.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jB0Vn_BppwM
  10. by   pickledpepperRN
  11. by   HM2VikingRN
    Quote from sonoran
    The Veteran's Administration has some of the most advanced use of e-records in the U.S.
    Plus OECD countries with single payer systems have more dr's, mri, hospital beds and ct scanners per capita than the us...
  12. by   pickledpepperRN
    Questions for John Edwards on health care: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNJTxRf6x3Q

    Questions on health care for Senator Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLNTB-4t4Ns

    Questions for Senator Clinton on health care: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz9cm613Ox8

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