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Granddad who battled cancer is told he
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Posted By: SkyTexas, 11/24/2022 11:02:09 AM

A cancer-battling granddad has been left flabbergasted after being told he must wait three years for a hospital appointment. Andrew Jones, 61, won't be allowed to attend the medical facility until it's almost time for the next World Cup in North America. The granddad from Bridgnorth, Shrops, will have to wait until June 2025 before he can go for a check up at Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, the Express and Star reports. Mr Jones thought there was a mistake on the letter he received on Saturday but was horrified to discover his appointment is correct, leaving him with nearly 1,000 days to wait.CORRECTION*


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MickTurn 11/24/2022 11:11:20 AM (No. 1341445)
Government run healthcare at it's Finest./SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Zigrid 11/24/2022 11:14:23 AM (No. 1341453)
This is nothing new for single payer programs...when I lived in dear friend was told she had to wait 6 months for heart surgery...and she never made it...God rest her soul...this is what Obama wanted for US...thank God President Trump stopped him in his tracks....obamacare was a nightmare decision and I'll never forget justice Roberts voting for it's passage....big Pharma greased the wheels and Roberts went for it....
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander 11/24/2022 11:25:12 AM (No. 1341470)
Socialized medical care is a nightmare! The man very likely won’t need the hospital when the three years go by!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Smoolie 11/24/2022 11:25:56 AM (No. 1341472)
This is the reality of Socialized Medicine.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: GoodDeal 11/24/2022 11:26:28 AM (No. 1341473)
He needs to get over our border, and boom, straight into an emergency room. No problem.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Safari Man 11/24/2022 11:27:35 AM (No. 1341474)
Nope, that won’t do… that’s the day the plumber is scheduled to unclog my toilet.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MDConservative 11/24/2022 11:32:47 AM (No. 1341475)
The basic question that is never discussed is what are people entitled to as medical care funded by government. Some think it's basic care for common maladies, others think the state (or insurance companies) responsible for whatever potentially life saving procedures there are, hang the expense. Medical care is not what we would like to believe - it's clinical, not personal. Life is cheap. 99.9 percent of us will pass with no notable legacy of having passed this way. Our families will mourn, and a generation will pass with little thought to those we like to pretend are "Gone, but not forgotten." So, what are the obligations...any?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Lazyman 11/24/2022 11:34:08 AM (No. 1341477)
Equality in health care. The people who work and slave all their life get the same as the bums and loafers.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: kennedylaw 11/24/2022 11:38:16 AM (No. 1341480)
Coming soon to an Obamanation near you!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: judy 11/24/2022 11:46:55 AM (No. 1341484)
Illegals come 1st!!!!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: mobyclik 11/24/2022 11:48:28 AM (No. 1341485)
They're probably too busy taking care of their illegal muslims first.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: SweetPea3 11/24/2022 12:06:50 PM (No. 1341496)
Same has been happening here in the VA system. VA doctors are pulled off caring for our vets to give free healthcare to the illegal invaders being waived into our country by pResident Blivet Diapers.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: columba 11/24/2022 12:07:05 PM (No. 1341497)
The current puppet master (Obama) is of the opinion that older people should get out of the way.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: formerNYer 11/24/2022 12:24:58 PM (No. 1341505)
y'all know that the MP's and the royals user a private hospital owned by a USA company.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: thefield 11/24/2022 12:29:11 PM (No. 1341509)
Democrat dream.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: jalo1951 11/24/2022 12:36:03 PM (No. 1341513)
Dems healthcare model in action.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Illinois Mom 11/24/2022 12:41:22 PM (No. 1341515)
Our second granddaughter suffered a stoke in-utero. A few hours after birth, her parents observed her "tapping" her hand to music. They knew it was weird so they made a video and showed the nurse. The nurse recognized the tapping as a seizure. Immediately, they checked her bloods sugar, normal. Then a spinal tap. Normal. Then a CT scan where the located the clot in the brain. Next the baby and her Dad were transported to a stepped up NICU at a hospital three miles away. My daughter checked herself out at six am and joined them. Within the next twelve hours the baby saw a pediatric hematologist, and two pediatric neurologist's. She had more brain scans and an MRI, MRA, AND MRA. It was July 4th and the temperature was nearing one hundred degrees. The excessive heat caused power problem's and the big machines went down. They told the Neurologist that they would do the tests the next day, after all it was a holiday. She told then no way. She wanted answers as to weather the stroke was a one time incident and she needed the results on the arteries and veins. She told them that she wanted to ease the parents minds. Eventually the machines came up, the tests came back and she declared the main event over but could not speculate on the damage done. The night of the first day, the baby received physical therapy because the stroke effected her swallowing muscles. For the next few months there were many followup appointments and physical and occupational therapy three to four times a week in the office and daily with my daughter. Ten years later that little girl is beautiful normal little girl. She does very well in school, she loves to bake cakes, do gymnastics and she and her sisters are Extreme Weapons champions in Taekwondo . She loves to tell the other kids that her stroke gave her super powers. I mention all her accomplishments because I'm proud of her of course, and that that first day was one of the worst in my life. My point is that we're nobody. No one owed My daughter or her husband any favors, no one has big money for hospital donations. They were a normal young couple with a sick baby, and yet all of these facilities, the doctors, nurses and specialists were dedicated to getting the baby diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. We were so lucky to live where this can happen. Shortly after, there was a documentary on infant strokes on Discovery. Interested I watched. It was in England and two kids had the same stroke as our baby. Even though one baby was diagnosed, she could not get the MRI for months afterward. That little girl is nine now and has some speech difficulty and a permanent limp. Similarly, a little boy lost the use of one arm and leg permanently. We are so lucky to live in The United States. We can complain about the costs of everything. Insurance premiums are outrageous, however when you get hit with something catastrophic you need answers, you need treatment now. The poor people who have no choice but to be on the NHS are hostages. The truth is you get what you pay for and those in charge are criminals.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: JackBurton 11/24/2022 12:52:19 PM (No. 1341523)
He'll be able to schedule an appointment with an undertaker sooner than that.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: padiva 11/24/2022 12:55:09 PM (No. 1341525)
At the end of Oct 2016, I found out I had breast cancer. The Thursday before Thanksgiving, I had surgery to remove the cancer. My doctor team gives cancer patients a priority. (I work retail and missed the Black Friday follies.) Now I avoid soy products, flax, most pre-fab foods. I don't burn candles. I don't want carcinogens in the air.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Krause 11/24/2022 12:56:29 PM (No. 1341527)
That is not healthcare!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: kono 11/24/2022 12:57:51 PM (No. 1341528)
Isn't that the same health don't-care system that recently had a waiting list longer than nine months for childbirth care?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Right Time 11/24/2022 1:16:03 PM (No. 1341538)
Andrew Jones should rob a bank and use the proceeds to hire private care for his cancer. Better yet, rob the Royal Mail
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Reply 23 - Posted by: chillijilli 11/24/2022 2:03:57 PM (No. 1341550)
A family member working/living in the UK needed a regular endoscopy. The wait time was 15 months! But he was able to purchase "private insurance" and guess what? The procedure was done the very next day. There will always be a way around the system, whether that's fair or not is another question. I, too, have lived/worked abroad for many years. Speaking of "fair", I watched helplessly as a dear friend in Tokyo died of a heart attack because NO HOSPITAL would admit a patient who couldn't speak Japanese. Or how about the German system? Yes, they'll tell you about their excellent FREE care but what they DON'T tell you is that the hospital corridors are filled with gurneys jammed next to each other because no rooms are ever available. While on your gurney when nature calls, you scream out, "Bitte?" and hopefully a little toilet will be wheeled around so you can relieve yourself in front of everyone. That's free, too! Despite our US problems, we have the very best medical care in the world.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: JHHolliday 11/24/2022 4:45:52 PM (No. 1341606)
Re #12. Look at the VA to get an idea of what universal health care is like. I am on Medicare but fortunately also can afford a supplement which makes the docs more inclined to accept you. I pay $200 plus per month for Medicare and $700 per month for our supplement. So, $12,000 per year for health insurance. Still, it’s better than waiting 12 months for a heart operation that you may not live long enough to receive. That’s what universal health care is like...rationing, long waits and sub-par care. Look up the horror stories from Britain’s NHS. I think that the elites want everyone over sixty to shuffle off and leave more for them. I never liked the French Revolution but now I am inclined to lobby for guillotines.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Citoyen 11/24/2022 4:56:54 PM (No. 1341609)
I just got an email from an English friend who mentioned in passing that she had had a severe bout with Shingles. Since she is several years shy of 70 years, the national health “service” wouldn’t give her the vaccine to prevent Shingles. Too expensive she was told. Not as dire as the poor man in this story but she was out of commission for a few months.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ChattyCatsSusan 11/24/2022 9:19:49 PM (No. 1341725)
Their free healthcare system was installed at the end of the war by the Left who decided it was a perfect sop to the masses who were struggling with the bad economy. King George VI fought against it but he lost that battle. Now we are seeing the results of the mismanagement of the UK's healthcare system. Of course if they would dump all their welfare immigrants out of the nation and send them back to where they came from, they might ease the crisis a whole lot.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: mifla 11/25/2022 6:02:23 AM (No. 1341824)
Free healthcare if you live that long.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 11/25/2022 11:49:18 AM (No. 1342043)
Sounds like Obamacare to me.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 11/25/2022 12:15:28 PM (No. 1342060)
Hey! Let’s put Fauci in charge of our health care! He can’t torture puppies anymore…but nobody said anything about old people with cancer!
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