Showing posts with label hospitals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hospitals. Show all posts

Glenn Greenwald: CNN And The NYT Are Deliberately Obscuring Who Perpetrated The Afghan Hospital Attack

George W. Bush would have no such luck.       Much of the world spent the last 48 hours expressing revulsion at the U.S. airstrike on a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan. It was quite clear early on that the perpetrator of the attack was the U.S., and many media outlets and other organizations around the world have been stating this without    ... MORE

ObamaCare Sends Patients Flocking To Emergency Rooms

by Laura Ungar.     It wasn't supposed to work this way, but since the Affordable Care Act took effect in January, Norton Hospital has seen its packed emergency room become even more crowded, with about 100 more patients a month. That 12 percent spike in the number of patients — many of whom aren't actually facing true emergencies — is      ... MORE

Study Finds Uninsured Get Better Care Than Insured

Why insurance seems to insure inferior care.      According to a recent study, severely injured patients are less likely to be transferred to a trauma center if they have health insurance. Researchers from the Stanford University of Medicine found that patients with insurance are less likely to get the best care than those who do not have        ... MORE

Stupid Laws Cause Dangerous Hospital Shortages

by John K. Ross.       This week, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a federal lawsuit alleging mistreatment of a woman in the days leading up to her miscarriage at a Catholic hospital in Muskegon, Michigan. The ACLU accuses Mercy Health Partners of negligence for, among other things, failing to direct Tamesha Means to a       ... MORE

WATCHDOG.ORG: Top Hospitals Opt Out Of ObamaCare

Obamacare problems deeper than implementation.  Wellpoint and Aetna's decision to not educate the public on its choices doesn't sit well with two experts. "There is no reason to keep that quiet. It's not going to be a good secret for very long when people want to use the plans," Wilensky said. "In many cases, consumers are shopping    ... MORE

Ira Stoll: The ObamaCare Disaster Has Arrived

Get ready for much worse.     For a sense of where the health care policy debate in America is headed, look no further than Massachusetts, where Romneycare was a state-run demonstration project for Obamacare. Here, activists with ties to the Massachusetts State Nurses Association are organizing to place a question on the 2014        ... MORE

How Government Killed The Medical Profession

by Jeffrey A. Singer.   I am a general surgeon with more than three decades in private clinical practice. And I am fed up. Since the late 1970s, I have witnessed remarkable technological revolutions in medicine, from CT scans to robot-assisted surgery. But I have also watched as medicine slowly evolved into the domain of technicians, bookkeepers,   ... MORE

Robert Moffit & Alyene Senger: MediCare's 'Efficiency'

Private insurance has lower administrative costs.     Everybody “knows” that government agencies are more efficient than private health insurance at delivering medical benefits and services. After all, Medicare’s administrative costs, at roughly 2 percent of the cost of benefits, are lower than those of private insurance. In the first presidential     ... MORE

Nanny Bloomberg Pushes Breast-feeding On New Moms

He wants NYC hospitals to hide the baby formula. The nanny state is going after moms. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed. Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive ... MORE

Karolina Tagaris: Greek Health System Implodes

Socialized medicine in an economic crisis. Greece's rundown state hospitals are cutting off vital drugs, limiting non-urgent operations and rationing even basic medical materials for exhausted doctors as a combination of economic crisis and political stalemate strangle health funding. With Greece now in its fifth year of deep recession,      ... MORE