Aw, what the hey? They are BEAT DOWN SO MUCH they can take it, right?
Heck, POISON THEM if you will!!!!
"Uninsured not to blame for ER waits; Study contradicts a persistent assumption" by Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters | October 22, 2008
CHICAGO - Contrary to conventional wisdom, hospital emergency departments in the United States are not overrun by uninsured people with minor ailments who want free treatment, US researchers said yesterday.
The findings, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, contradict widespread assumptions that the nation's 46 million uninsured are to blame for long wait times and overcrowding in US hospital emergency departments.
"In spite of a common belief, the uninsured don't cause emergency department overcrowding. They are not showing up with non-urgent conditions. They are not overwhelming the emergency department," said Dr. Manya Newton of the University of Michigan, who led the study.
She said the most common group to visit the emergency department are the publicly insured - those covered under Medicare, the federal health insurance program for the elderly, and Medicaid, the federal insurance program for the poor.
Newton said both groups seek care in the emergency department because many people on Medicare and Medicaid simply cannot get appointments with their primary care doctors in a timely manner. --more--"
And YOU WANT NATIONAL HEALTH CARE, AmeriKa? Unless you CUT OUT the LOOTING CORPORATIONS and make the system like Canada, France, or England, FORGET IT!
I'd almost rather die than have national health care run by corporations that poison us with their drugs!!!
CHICAGO - Researchers found that most of the warnings came within five years after these biologicals won government approval in the United States and Europe between 1995 and 2007.
The new study, by Dutch researchers, is the first comprehensive examination of these newer medicines, a driving part of the biotech revolution.
Ooooh, so THAT'S where the $$$$ are going!!!
That's what BIO-TECH is all about: DEVELOPING DRUGS to KILL US!
The drugs are known as biologicals because they're made from living material and they typically affect the body's disease-fighting immune system.
Many are genetically engineered."
Hasn't the FOOD caused ENOUGH PROBLEMS?
No we have to have GENETICALLY-ENGINEERED DRUGS!!?
Hell, LEGALIZE the POT then!!!!