This was true when I was in England in '99. The newspapers were filled with stories of women, young mothers especially, who had delays in getting the care needed which essentially assured their deaths. This is NOT an alarmist message other than we have an administration that thinks this is a really good idea for the US.
A recent "Investor's Business Daily" article provided very interesting statistics from a survey by the United Nations International Health Organization.
Percentage of men and women who survived a cancer five years after diagnosis:
Percentage of patients diagnosed with diabetes who received treatment within six months:
Percentage of seniors needing hip replacement who received it within six months:
Percentage referred to a medical specialist who see one within one month:
Number of MRI scanners (a prime diagnostic tool) per million people:
Percentage of seniors (65+), with low income, who say they are in "excellent health":
Anyone still think "Obamacare" a good idea? And remember, the 'improvement' to Medicare according to the current administration is to roll it over into the Obamacare program.... and then they get a hissy fit when someone points out that Medicare needs to be restructured so that it WILL last.
Hmmmm? How about not including all the illegals in the program? How about NOT including seniors who have their children bring them over from the 'old country' and then dump them on Social Security when the children could and SHOULD care for their parents?