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Keeping the Wealthy Healthy - and Everyone Else Waiting
Health & Wellness  (tags: health care, doctors, hospitals, favoritism, discrimination, wealth )

Freya
- 44 days ago - truth-out.org
"'Not Fair': Insiders Say Hospitals Favor Rich and Famous," headlined the expose by NBC's Los Angeles-based I-Team, delivering an inside look at inequality in the American health care system.
How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off at the Hospital
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, profits, business, ripoffs, consumer protection )

Freya
- 142 days ago - vox.com
"The American healthcare system is rigged against you," journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal writes in her new book, An American Sickness.
URGENT: Provide Sufficient Funding to the NHS NOW!
Health & Wellness  (tags: UK, Britain, NHS, society, protection, prevention, medicine, illness, humans, healthcare, health, government, ethics, disease, funding, Hospitals, GPs, mental health, ambulance, community services, Tory, austerity measures )

Darren
- 176 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
We must fight to save the NHS from destruction. The threat is real. It is happening now. Hospitals, GPs, mental health, ambulance and community services are on their knees.
AP Exclusive: Drugs Vanish at Some VA Hospitals
Health & Wellness  (tags: veterans, drugs, hospitals, patients, theft )

Freya
- 206 days ago - seattletimes.com
Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA employees since 2009.
Are We Killing Our Young Doctors?
Health & Wellness  (tags: doctors, education, hospitals, health care, medical residency )

Freya
- 254 days ago - forbes.com
It's no secret that medical training is brutal. Medical trainees are not only learning, they are often the primary medical workforce for many hospitals. Patients may see their real doctor only rarely, but they see nurses, residents, and medical students.
A Woman Had a Baby. Then Her Hospital Charged Her $39.35 to Hold It.
Health & Wellness  (tags: mothers, babies, hospitals, billing, ripoffs )

Freya
- 350 days ago - vox.com
The image of the bill, now shared widely on Reddit, shows a charge for "skin to skin after c sec." The Reddit user who posted it explained more in a few comments.
Health Care Denied At 550 Hospitals Because of Catholic Doctrine
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, religion, Catholic Church, health care, discrimination )

Freya
- 501 days ago - forbes.com
A disturbing new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and MergerWatch, "Health Care Denied," finds that 1 in 6 hospitals in the U.S. are operated in accordance with Catholic religious rules, known as the Ethical and Religious Directives.
When Surgeons Multitask: The Little-Known Practice of Concurrent Surgeries
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, surgeons, doctors, surgery, patients )

Freya
- 660 days ago - truth-out.org
When you go to the hospital for an operation, did you know your surgeon might also be performing a procedure on another patient, in a different operating room, over the same scheduled time period?
Stop the Price-Gouging at the for-Profit Hospital Corporation of America
Health & Wellness  (tags: emergency rooms, hospitals, greed, profit, petitions )

Freya
- 689 days ago - change.org
HCA, an organization that gained notoriety for having to pay the biggest fraud settlement in US history, is at again. This time, they are participating in some of the worst price-gouging in the industry.
Tell the Candidates: Oppose the Privatization of Veterans' Health Care
Health & Wellness  (tags: veterans, health care, VA, Veterans Administration, privatization, doctors, hospitals, petitions )

Freya
- 854 days ago - action.votevets.org
Privatizing the system would severely underfund the department, leaving veterans out in the cold with many service-connected injuries. Often times, VA centers are equipped to deal with specialized care, amputations and traumatic brain injuries in a way...
Local Hospitals Accused of Discrimination, Making Patients Feel 'Completely Powerless' Read More: Http://Www.Wjla.Com/Articles/
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, deaf, auxiliary aids, sign language, court records, environment, health, healthcare, humans, protection, safety, society )

Lone
- 909 days ago - wjla.com
Court records show that in the deaf and hard of hearing discrimination cases, patients werenâEUR(TM)t always given access to auxiliary aids and services, including sign language interpreters.
From the ER to the Courtroom: How Nonprofit Hospitals Are Seizing Patients' Wages
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, bills, garnishing, poverty, lawsuits )

Freya
- 1000 days ago - alternet.org
When patients receive care at Heartland and don't or can't pay, their bills often end up here at Northwest Financial Services. And if those patients don't meet Northwest's demands, their debts can make another, final stop: the Buchanan County Courthouse.
After Being Taken To Wrong Hospital While Unconscious, Woman Faces Bankruptcy From Medical Bills
Health & Wellness  (tags: hospitals, insurance, health care, medical bills, bankruptcy )

Freya
- 1042 days ago - alternet.org
If she'd been taken to another hospital three blocks away, her insurance would have covered the costs.
Americans Are Working So Hard It's Actually Killing People
Health & Wellness  (tags: work, hospitals, workaholics, nurses, overwork )

Freya
- 1054 days ago - truth-out.org
According to hospital policy, night nurses on her floor should care for no more than six and a half patients, but they typically have ten. When things go bad with one or two, the floor quickly tips into chaos.
Emergency Rooms Are No Place for the Elderly
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, hospitals, Emergency room, treatment, risks, illness, disease, medicine, prevention, protection, warning )

Dee
- 1285 days ago - well.blogs.nytimes.com
The elderly man lived alone in an apartment complex not far from the hospital. A younger neighbor, who'd watched him hobble down the building's stairwell for nearly a week insisted on taking him to the emergency room.
 

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