With Single Payer, you don't have to worry about that ER visit

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With Single Payer, you don't have to worry about that ER visit

Post by Jered » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:45 pm

Emergency room departments at seven Nova Scotia hospitals are temporarily closing this week due to a shortage of physicians.
Emergency department closures have been plaguing Nova Scotia’s health system for years. Summer is particularly challenging for the province, when a lack of emergency doctors to cover shifts coupled with summer vacations make it particular challenging to properly staff ERs.
It's not because you don't have to pay for the ER visit. It's because there is no ER to visit.

Good thing they have that single payer, though.
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Post by skb12172 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:31 pm

I wonder how the Left will spin this?
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Post by MiddleAgedKen » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:59 pm

Simple. You won't hear about it from the U.S. press.
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Re: With Single Payer, you don't have to worry about that ER visit

Post by Jered » Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:58 pm

skb12172 wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:31 pm
I wonder how the Left will spin this?
Spin what? They'll shove this down the memory hole as fast as they can.
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Post by g-man » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:08 pm

No, comrade, when glorious revolution occurs, we choose only best doctors for ER, and they'll love to working there.


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Re: With Single Payer, you don't have to worry about that ER visit

Post by randy » Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:17 pm

g-man wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:08 pm
No, comrade, when glorious revolution occurs, we choose only best doctors for ER (From the ones left over after we staff the clinics for the Politburo and Central Committee members), and they'll love to working there.


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Re: With Single Payer, you don't have to worry about that ER visit

Post by Weetabix » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:04 am

randy wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:17 pm
g-man wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:08 pm
No, comrade, when glorious revolution occurs, we choose only best doctors for ER (From the ones left over after we staff the clinics for the Politburo and Central Committee members and purge the politically unreliable), and they'll love to working there.


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Post by MiddleAgedKen » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:12 pm

And the one with the lab coat and stethoscope answering to "Doctor" will be bear the title on the basis of having passed sophomore organic chem and (maybe) anatomy and physiology.

(The real doctors will staff the Inner Party clinics.)
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Re: With Single Payer, you don't have to worry about that ER visit

Post by JKosprey » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:52 pm

Emergency department closures have been plaguing Nova Scotia’s health system for years. Summer is particularly challenging for the province, when a lack of emergency doctors to cover shifts coupled with summer vacations make it particular challenging to properly staff ERs.
It sounds like whoever is doing the scheduling is an idiot. Even in EMS we have time off thresholds. You don't approve vacation for so many people that you can't staff your ER. It sucks if your vacation is denied, but that's medicine for you.

I'm not sure I'd be so quick to blame this on single payer. We have a huge shortage here as well, and have for a long time.

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