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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Not sure about specifics on these cases, but tell me, once a patient no longer meets inpatient criteria and is ready to be discharged from the hospital, are they (hospital personnel) required to also follow that patient through life and fix every and all personal and social problems under the sun?

    Believe me, when a patient is homeless they get approached by social services while in the hospital. And if they refuse help what next? Should we allow them to remain in the hospital just to keep a roof over their head, taking up a bed that would be needed by another? Are our resources unlimited?

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I hope his ticker holds up for many years to come (although, an occasional case of larnygitis (sp?) would be welcomed now and again. )
    Or you could just tune your radio dial over to another station.

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    You mean Like MRS. Obama is doing in Chicago?


    U. of C. shunning poor patients? :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: 44: Barack Obama


    Sen. Barack Obama's wife and three close advisers have been involved with a program at the University of Chicago Medical Center that steers patients who don't have private insurance -- primarily poor, black people -- to other health care facilities.

    Michelle Obama -- currently on unpaid leave from her $317,000-a-year job as a vice president of the prestigious hospital -- helped create the program, which aims to find neighborhood doctors for low-income people who were flooding the emergency room for basic treatment. Hospital officials say such patients hinder their ability to focus on more critically ill patients in need of specialized care, such as cancer treatment and organ transplants.
    It sounds like a much needed program she started. A big problem in ERs are people who use it as a clinic. It clogs ERs with babies with temperatures and people with stomach aches. So, the people happened to be Black. The same thing happens in White communities.

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    It sounds like a much needed program she started. A big problem in ERs are people who use it as a clinic. It clogs ERs with babies with temperatures and people with stomach aches. So, the people happened to be Black. The same thing happens in White communities.
    Tell me about it. Last February after my wife fractured her wrist and cracked a few ribs, the emergency room was a madhouse. The place was clogged with snotty nosed kids with colds and people sitting around with no medical ailments. They pushed my wife out to the waiting room because no beds were available. She was in terrible pain, complicated by the fact that she is allergic to all kinds of drugs, especially pain medicine. She finally had to fake a breathing problem just so they would give her a bed. I suppose our experience is the forebear of socialized health care. Get ready folks. It ain't pretty.

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Rush is in the business of Rush. IOW, self promotion, and he is masterful at it. He doesn't have to show what you or I think constitutes "class".....


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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Tell me about it. Last February after my wife fractured her wrist and cracked a few ribs, the emergency room was a madhouse. The place was clogged with snotty nosed kids with colds and people sitting around with no medical ailments. They pushed my wife out to the waiting room because no beds were available. She was in terrible pain, complicated by the fact that she is allergic to all kinds of drugs, especially pain medicine. She finally had to fake a breathing problem just so they would give her a bed. I suppose our experience is the forebear of socialized health care. Get ready folks. It ain't pretty.
    In the United Kingdom has busy ERs too, but no more than the U.S.. Their whole system is generally more comprehensive, but they, too, have limited resources.

    The point is, if people have primary care providers (PCPs), those clinics keep open blocks of time each day for people who need to be seen by a doctor for acute illnesses such as flu, eye infections, twisted ankles, and other non-emergencies. This is ultimately more economical for the system as a whole, and leaves the ERs free to deal with stabbings, shootings, chest pain, MVAs, acute intoxication, head injuries, strokes, heart arrhythmias, altered mental status, and the rest.

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleman View Post
    Tell me about it. Last February after my wife fractured her wrist and cracked a few ribs, the emergency room was a madhouse. The place was clogged with snotty nosed kids with colds and people sitting around with no medical ailments. They pushed my wife out to the waiting room because no beds were available. She was in terrible pain, complicated by the fact that she is allergic to all kinds of drugs, especially pain medicine. She finally had to fake a breathing problem just so they would give her a bed. I suppose our experience is the forebear of socialized health care. Get ready folks. It ain't pretty.
    People sitting around with no medical ailments?? How would you know that? (unless they're waiting for someone else) I've went through the drill a couple of times. Sometimes the physical distress does not equal the seriousness of the problem. However, it really is a bitch if your wife is allergic to pain pills. However, few people die of cracked ribs and fractured wrists. Just like I can tell you that you usually don't die of kidney stones, but those ****ers are a bitch! Sometimes you just got to wait your turn.

    I'm not sure how all this adds up to the experience of socialized health care.

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziggae_6 View Post
    People sitting around with no medical ailments?? How would you know that? (unless they're waiting for someone else) I've went through the drill a couple of times. Sometimes the physical distress does not equal the seriousness of the problem. However, it really is a bitch if your wife is allergic to pain pills. However, few people die of cracked ribs and fractured wrists. Just like I can tell you that you usually don't die of kidney stones, but those ****ers are a bitch! Sometimes you just got to wait your turn.

    I'm not sure how all this adds up to the experience of socialized health care.
    It adds up to a disorganized healthcare system where folks don't have PCPs and go to the ER for constipation and colds.

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    It adds up to a disorganized healthcare system where folks don't have PCPs and go to the ER for constipation and colds.
    I'd agree with that. Going to my Doc's office is always 10 times easier than the ER and usually costs a lot less. Plus its nice to see a Doc that actually knows you and cares enough to follow up.

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    Re: Report: Rush Limbaugh taken to Hawaii hospital

    Perhaps the gubberment oughta take some of that bribe money they're giving the states to vote for this healthcare thing and give it to a buttload of talented young students instead so they can graduate medical school and then they can return the investment by serving at gov't. sponsored local urgent care mini-hospitals, for a modest/comfortable income, until their college debt has been paid off with service. Perhaps that would kill several birds with one stone. Curb high education costs on deserving minds, increase our supply of doctors and well-care clinics, thus relieving the hospitals the burden of having to wade through all the stuffy noses and broken ribs.

    Just a thought.....

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