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Old 08-07-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
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Default Hospital performing UNNECESSARY cardiac surgeries as a means to MAXIMIZE profits

Hospital performing unnecessary surgeries to maximize profits

Surely, this isn't a localized incident. Without a doubt, this is happening all across the United States; every state, every metropolitan area I'm sure is no exception.

This is exactly why we need a universal health care system. I realize we're a nation of 300m + citizens (the largest in the Western world) but if we can afford to spend trillions on military spending, which includes laughable wars year after year (which now feels like decade after decade) then surely, we can afford a health care program that would eliminate all the bullshit we're dealing with as a nation today in terms of quality (equality) of (prolonging) life.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:50 AM   #2
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Is this happening in the country you call Greenland?

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Old 08-07-2012, 07:55 AM   #3
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Is this happening in the country you call Greenland?


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Old 08-07-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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Default Re: Hospital performing UNNECESSARY cardiac surgeries as a means to MAXIMIZE profits

I agree with the OP, profits in the health industry has too much potential for misuse and corruption. Also isn't 80% of health spending in America from the the government anyways. So yes there will be waste in a Universal system, misuse and corruption but i feel it is far more manageable than the current system in place.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:47 PM   #5
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My uncle died from unnecessary surgery a few years ago. The hospital somehow convinced him, he needed surgery done.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:06 PM   #6
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My uncle died from unnecessary surgery a few years ago. The hospital somehow convinced him, he needed surgery done.


It's not that hard to convince someone they need surgery.

"I'm a doctor, and if you don't have surgery, then you will die".

Not everyone has money for a second opinion.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:19 PM   #7
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Hopefully you are next LOJ and the surgery fails and you die on the table.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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It's not that hard to convince someone they need surgery.

"I'm a doctor, and if you don't have surgery, then you will die".

Not everyone has money for a second opinion.

The internet has helped to make information available about alternative tho. Self-diagnosing is sketchy and it often causes people to overreact but it has helped me a great deal in the past year or so with some of the medical issues that I've had to deal with.
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Hopefully you are next LOJ and the surgery fails and you die on the table.

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Old 08-09-2012, 05:50 PM   #10
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Hopefully you are next LOJ and the surgery fails and you die on the table.

Yeah, you and Skywalker, what such great things to say... in such a RL type thread. One of you are what, 16 and the other is in his early to mid 20's, and ginger (which is twice as pathetic) bc while I may joke around here on here often, never would I wish, poke fun, or encourage RL ill will or harm towards another human being.

I suppose there are those who just hate to the extant after getting stung so badly on a message board (speaking of skywalker, whereas I can't say for this smoke guy, but I'm sure he's the alias of someone, pretty pathetic probably).

Wishing another poster would straight up be deceased and mean it meaningful is beyond distasteful. Yeah I'm sorry skywalker I have talked shit about you in good fun and all in good measure, but if I took shit too far to the point you felt you honestly felt some RL "payback" to the bounds of RL pain, torture and even perhaps death satisfies you, then yes, even those besides myself are in need of mental reconstruction. Ginger or not, we're all still human.

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