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  1. VA problems are in most hospitals
    "In November 2013, he walked into the Memphis VA Medical Center complaining of chest pains. After waiting several hours in the emergency room with no help, Blakely left and was treated at nearby...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  2. VA problems are in most hospitals
    If nothing else the VA has proven they have a history of covering up problems and concealing the truth from those who would seek to find it. I have a feeling I was there and you were not.
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. VA problems are in most hospitals
    Yes. One of the cardiologists on staff starting taking pts to the cath lab at a private hospital on the weekends but was told by the director he would be fired if he continued to do this. One of the...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  4. Crozer  approves strike vote, informational picketting June 2
    From the company website: " In several cases the Union has misrepresented our position, and has drawn a false comparison with executive compensation meant to inflame its...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  5. VA problems are in most hospitals
    So was I.
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  6. VA problems are in most hospitals
    I guess that would be comforting to the families of the three vets who I know that died over the weekend. Beyond what I witnessed I was good friends with one of the attending cardiologists who was...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  7. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    Why not?
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  8. VA problems are in most hospitals
    The hospital I currently work at meets the national standard of door to balloon time of less than 90 minutes 24/7. From the fourth floor I can see the Memphis VA. “From where we were the first...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  9. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    I suppose if you own a printing press you can never go bankrupt. But the math doesn't add up no matter what you want to call it. And to call it affordable is ludicrous.
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  10. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    You could substitute any one of a number of synonyms for bankruptcy, insolvent, failed, ruined, in debt, owing money, in the red, in arrears, overleveraged. But hang on to your legal definition even...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    If that is what you call fine I would hate to see what you would call trouble. The company hired for the new system, at a cost of 120 million dollars, is 24% owned by the company that designed the...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    Like that Monty Python skit where the pet store owner argues that the parrot isn't dead he's just "resting". Sorry to disturb the narrative.
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and Maryland. $474M for 4 failed Obamacare exchanges - Jennifer Haberkorn and Kyle Cheney - POLITICO.com A company named Serco was awarded the contract to...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    So all this drama to pass ACA so that 1 million to 1.4 million could get insurance through government exchanges? And the other 8 million were from employer coverage and medicaid? 4 of those exchanges...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  15. If no union in right-to-work state, then what?
    So damn true.
    Jun 1
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  16. Nursing judgement in dealing with difficult patients.
    Have behavioral contracts gone the way of the dodo bird? Dialysis is a life saving treatment yet I have to beg and plead with a patient so he/she will "let" me give them a dialysis treatment. Are we...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    I wish that it were so but why is a processing center in Missouri doing so little work? If so many new people are signed up wouldn't there be a deluge of applications needing processing? "The main...
    May 31
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. VA problems are in most hospitals
    The VA has never worked and since it's inception has been mired in scandal. Shinseki's resignation will not change the culture of corruption that lies at the heart of the VA. Belmont Club ยป The...
    May 31
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Clonidine Use in the Chronic Unit
    Outstanding article. Another reminder of the complexity of hemodialysis.
    May 28
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. Let's talk about the VA
    Very hard to quantify what the VA spends per veteran on direct healthcare as there are 8 priority groups. The cost for each veteran per year in these groups ranges from a low of 869 dollars to a high...
    May 26
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Let's talk about the VA
    Blue cross platinum plan in the state of Tennessee is 7,000 per year.
    May 26
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Let's talk about the VA
    I think all veterans should be entitled to make the choice you made. The concept of choice is an existential threat to those who view the VA system as deserving a monopoly on the delivery of veterans...
    May 25
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. If no union in right-to-work state, then what?
    None of this came about because of the union. Does the union also take credit every time the sun rises? The VA in Minneapolis has to respond to the gains that other unions have fought and died for. A...
    May 25
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  24. VA problems are in most hospitals
    “We don’t have no where else to go, that’s why we go,” said John Williams, a Vietnam vet who says he knows many people who complain about doctors not keeping appointments and problems with...
    May 23
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. VA problems are in most hospitals
    VA budget for 2015 is 163 billion. Number of veterans served by the VA is 8.76 million. That's 18,607 dollars per veteran per year. The DHHS states the cost of private insurance through health...
    May 23
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics


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