Skip to comments.Injured Japanese Man Dies After 14 Hospitals Refuse to Admit Him
Posted on 02/04/2009 11:21:03 AM PST by Free ThinkerNY
A 69-year-old Japanese man injured in a traffic accident died after paramedics spent more than an hour negotiating with 14 hospitals before finding one to admit him, a fire department official said Wednesday.
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Must have that great socialized medicine over there huh? Gee I wish we could have that here...not!
Too many ignorant people have no idea what socialized medicine really means.
Shortage of doctors? Can this be caused by anything other than government interference in Japan’s health care industry?
Can’t wait ‘till jackass obama does the same for us.
And the he will blame it on mean Republicans.
Japan uses a “social insurance” system in which all citizens are required to have health insurance, either through their work or purchased from a nonprofit, community-based plan. Those who can’t afford the premiums receive public assistance. Most health insurance is private; doctors and almost all hospitals are in the private sector. Sound like Obama’s plan to anyone?
Actually, their shortage is from not having babies. Their population is in a death spiral... too many old people, no young people.
We'll be facing the same problem soon.
But...........didn’t Gramma Nancy say that was GOOD for the economy?
We already have the same problem here. We have a shortage of neurosurgeons and orthopedists willing to take trauma call. Often patients are flighted to a facility out of their area to obtain the treatment they need. This is especially common with children as more and more neuro and ortho specialists don’t have malpractice coverage to treat pediatric cases.
Coming soon to a nationalized health care system near you.
Change is in the air.
Having been in a Japanese hospital, not as a patient, I was left with the impression that you could have eaten off the floors. It was spotless.
Very true. I just shudder at the thought of baby boomers living into their 80’s and 90’s, 55 trillion needed to pay for their S.S. and lacking the health care facilities to handle that burden.
I had the same experience in Korea. However, it doesn't do anyone any good if you can't get in when you need it.
This case is VERY unusual —usually when we hear of this, it’s an illegal alien, like a bar hostess who has a broken bone, or something.
Most hospitals really frown on illegal aliens there.
I remember a case like this for a Thai prostitute who was thrown off the 3rd story of a hotel; they went around, sirens wailing, and most hospitals refused to treat her.
That’s very sad, but I think the US should have no law saying we MUST treat illegals —sorry..!
>Actually, their shortage is from not having babies. Their population is in a death spiral...
>too many old people, no young people.
>We’ll be facing the same problem soon.
Yep, that’s sure one solution to “overpopulation”.
Also, ever note how people whining about “overpopulation” seem to be the anti-war, anti-death-penalty types? C’mon, is there anything wrong with wanting consistency?
country where sex robots will be made - Japan
country where they MUST have no sex robots - Japan
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