| April 20, 2006
Hooray single-payer: “The family of a 57-year-old Meath Park woman says it will take at least three months before their mother gets to see a Saskatchewan oncologist who can tell her if her cancer is treatable or fatal.”
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Which is a walk in the park compared to those Americans who may have cancer but can’t see a doctor because they don’t have insurance.
“Which is a walk in the park compared to those Americans who may have cancer but can’t see a doctor because they don’t have insurance”
Not necessarily so in my experience. I mainly do inpt medicine and the ER docs will often admit “cancer w/u’s”. We all know most CA w/u’s are outpatient, but if the patient has no insurance it is much quicker to w/u in house (and of course less liability for the ER doc), have onc/sx see in house. The bonus is medicaid will pay for the admit (if the person qualifies) and they are hooked up to the system at d/c.
Exactly, we do have a national health care system. It is called “go to the ER”, an unfunded mandate of Congress.
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