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View Diary: US Drops to 49th in the World for Life Expectancy, Recent Study Shows Obama's Health Plan Justified (302 comments)

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  •  you are delusional if you think otherwise... (1+ / 0-)
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    If a woman greater than 20 weeks walks in to any ER in the country they get attention.  Live birth rates are drastically different from country to country and you are not well versed to comment on this if you don't already realize this... many euro countries only offer palliative care for births below 24 weeks.  

    You do realize that all pregnant women in the US have insurance coverage offered by the government if they cannot afford it right?

    •  Let me guess... (1+ / 0-)
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      You have insurance? I'm curious, have you been to the ER lately? Without insurance? BTW....I wish you could tell your "all pregnant women" story to the woman in severe pain and distress (I'm guessing 5 months along) I spent 3 1/2 hours with in the ER at SF General a couple months ago.

      I guess my delusion doesn't fit with your imagined reality.

      •  if you don't have insurance... (0+ / 0-)

        and you are pregnant its due to your own fault.  The government provides coverage for pregnant women.  Its not a place for debate.  It is FACT.  I actually have worked 40+ hours a week in ERs from new york to california for the past 15 years.  I seriously doubt your story about a 5 month pregnant lady sitting with severe abd pain in the waiting room for 3 hours at any hospital in the US.  

        You are delusional.  Its that simple.  The reality is that you questioned whether birth rates were measured the same in each country and they are not.  Sweden does not count any birth under 30cm as a live birth and they don't consider babies only eligible for palliative care as a live birth.  In the US thta number is measured drastically different.  

        Those are FACTS.  FACTS that can be proven easily with a google search.  Live birth rates are determined differently= fact.  All pregnant women in the US without health insurance are eligible to receive government coverage= fact.  I would also venture to say that it is also a fact that you were not 5 months pregnant and sat in a lobby for 3 hours with severe abd pain.  I simply do not believe that because in 15 years working at some of the shadiest hospitals in the country I have never seen this happen and I doubt it happened... but this is the internet and I am sure you will continue to miss the point and lie like a dog.

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