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#1498358 --- 05/05/17 08:04 AM Medicare for ALL
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"The GOP Trumpcare plan is a disaster. It would take away health care from millions of people, cost thousands more for middle-class and low-income Americans, and strip protections from people with pre-existing conditions, all to give a massive tax break to insurance company CEOs and the wealthiest Americans."
—Ben Wikler, MoveOn.org



Doctors’ group: House leaders are out of touch with majority of Americans demanding Medicare for all


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
by Clare Fauke
Physicians for a National Health Program

May 4, 2017

Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)responded to today’s House of Representatives’ passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

“This vote shows that House leaders are not only out of ideas on health care, but out of touch with their own constituents,” said Carol Paris, M.D., president of PNHP. “In polls and at town hall meetings, Americans consistently demand Medicare for all, the only plan that is universal, sustainable, and proven to work in every other industrialized nation.”

Dr. Paris urged members of both parties support H.R. 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, which would provide immediate, comprehensive coverage to all Americans and achieve President Trump’s campaign promises of more coverage, better benefits and lower costs. The bill has 108 co-sponsors in the House, 24 of whom have signed on in the past month.

“The Medicare for all train is leaving the station and the majority of Americans are on it,” said Dr. Paris. “Members of Congress need to get on board or get out of the way.”


Physicians for a National Health Program (www.pnhp.org) is a nonprofit research and educational organization of more than 21,000 doctors and health professionals who support a single-payer national health program. It was founded in 1986.

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#1498394 --- 05/06/17 04:25 AM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: Teonan]
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House repubs inadvertently pushed single-payer health care to the forefront...with a nudge from Trump no less. Good luck spinning that Spicey. grin


'Thank You, Mr. President': Trump Praises Universal Healthcare Hours After Shameful Trumpcare Vote

Thank you Mr. Trump for admitting that universal health care is the better way to go. I'll be sure to quote you on the floor of the Senate. pic.twitter.com/GTFRHiKw6k
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 5, 2017

Yes, Mr. Trump, the Australian health care system is a lot better than ours and infinitely better than the disastrous bill you supported. pic.twitter.com/SUtBRW8IKc
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) May 5, 2017

(The Washington Post's Aaron Blake further noted that the president's remark was "merely the latest evidence that Trump, in his heart of hearts, wants single-payer healthcare. Indeed, it seems to be his forbidden fruit.")

Meanwhile, Sanders wasn't the only one to call for a single-payer system following Thursday's vote, which would decimate coverage and raise healthcare costs for millions of Americans.

"Healthcare is a right, not a privilege," said Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), whose recently re-introduced "Expanded & Improved Medicare for All Act" has more Democratic support than ever before.

"That's why I have a bill to create a single-payer, Medicare-for-All plan," he said Thursday. "Most of the Democratic party has joined me in cosponsoring that bill. Democrats will be in the majority again—given today's vote that may happen very soon. When it does, I will do everything in my power to make sure a national, universal, government-funded system is our agenda."

Read on: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/0...-after-shameful
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#1498397 --- 05/06/17 05:36 AM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: Teonan]
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Trump is so clueless. He would of signed any bill on any topic the Republican Congress passed and declared it a victory. To quote him, "I am president right?" Simply amazing.

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#1498402 --- 05/06/17 09:50 AM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Trump is so clueless. He would of signed any bill on any topic the Republican Congress passed and declared it a victory. To quote him, "I am president right?" Simply amazing.


There's that fear card again!
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#1498405 --- 05/06/17 12:08 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: kyle585]
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#1498407 --- 05/06/17 12:41 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: cwjga]
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Exposing more traits of your antisocial personality disorder cwjga?
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#1498411 --- 05/06/17 02:16 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: Teonan]
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http://thehill.com/policy/finance/332175-obamacare-vote-throws-curve-into-tax-reform

Goldman Sachs’s Alec Phillips wrote in a report Thursday that “the main effect of House passage [of the healthcare bill] is to delay the consideration of tax legislation, which looks even more likely than before to be delayed until 2018.”

He said that “it is far from clear at this point whether the Senate will be able to pass its own version of the [ObamaCare repeal bill] at all, and at a minimum it is likely to take months to do so. “

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#1498412 --- 05/06/17 02:18 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Trump is so clueless. He would of signed any bill on any topic the Republican Congress passed and declared it a victory. To quote him, "I am president right?" Simply amazing.
There's that fear card again!
I don't see that as a fear card any more than the fear the majoirty of Americans already fear about Trump. Remember he lost by 3 million popular votes and his approval rating is about 37%, lowest ever for a new president at this point in his presidency.

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#1498423 --- 05/06/17 08:29 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Originally Posted By: kyle585
Trump is so clueless. He would of signed any bill on any topic the Republican Congress passed and declared it a victory. To quote him, "I am president right?" Simply amazing.
There's that fear card again!
I don't see that as a fear card ]any more than the fear the majoirty of Americans already fear about Trump. Remember he lost by 3 million popular votes and his approval rating is about 37%, lowest ever for a new president at this point in his presidency.


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I don't see that as a fear card


We all know you don't see as the fear card, but fear is the norm for leftist!

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Remember he lost by 3 million popular votes


Mr. Trump still won, and you're still a "sore loser"..
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#1498425 --- 05/06/17 08:40 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
We all know you don't see as the fear card, but fear is the norm for leftist!
We have a president who is mentally unstable with the nuclear codes. That should strike fear in the hearts of everyone.

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#1498426 --- 05/06/17 08:45 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Originally Posted By: ThomasDecker
Mr. Trump still won, and you're still a "sore loser"..
I don't consider myself a sore loser but certainly a disappointed person. It is very disappointing to have a president who changes his opinion on many topics so very often. From 2012.

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#1504725 --- 09/13/17 06:43 AM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: Teonan]
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'Groundbreaking': Democratic Co-Sponsors Rush Aboard Bernie's Medicare for All Train

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Common Dreams

September 12, 2017


While holdouts like Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) prefer "marketplace" choices, a full quarter of caucus now backing single-payer bill

On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to introduce a Medicare for All bill that has garnered support from a quarter of the Senate's Democratic Caucus. On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to introduce a Medicare for All bill that has garnered support from a quarter of the Senate's Democratic Caucus.

A quarter of Democratic Caucus members in the U.S. Senate have now signed on as co-sponsors of Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) Medicare for All bill, which he plans to introduce Wednesday, signaling a shift among party lawmakers, who may be swayed by recent polling that has indicated a majority of Americans and more than two-thirds of Democrats favor a single-payer national healthcare system.

As of this writing on Tuesday afternoon, the 12 co-sponsors are:

Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
Tom Udall (D-N.M.)

Udall, the most recent addition, announced his co-sponsorship with a statement posted to Twitter:

Health care is a human right. Every American should be able to see a doctor when they’re sick. That’s why I support #MedicareForAll. pic.twitter.com/LcfviYwTYD
— Tom Udall (@SenatorTomUdall) September 12, 2017

Last weekend, Sen. Patrick Leahy said he is "likely to support" the bill, but he has not yet come out as a co-sponsor.


As senators lined up to pledge their support on Monday and Tuesday, it became clear that since Sanders made single payer central to his 2016 presidential campaign, the political needle has indeed shifted.

Read on: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/0...icare-all-train
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#1504729 --- 09/13/17 09:39 AM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Democrats' Newest Plan: Nationalized Health Care
Ben Shapiro

On Monday, two seemingly unrelated headlines made the news. The first: America's national debt had finally reached $20 trillion. The second: New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker had finally come out in favor of Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders' magical, mythical "Medicare-For-All" plan.

Of course, the two aren't unrelated at all. Once again, the Democratic Party is signing checks the country can't cash. Sanders' Medicare-For-All scheme would add some $13.8 trillion in spending over the first decade alone. Medicare already carries $58 trillion in unfunded liabilities, according to National Review. How unrealistic is Medicare-For-All? It's so unrealistic that the state of California has rejected a single-payer health care for being too expensive -- and California currently has a Democratic supermajority in the state assembly.

Yet Democrats continue to push further and further to the left, fearful of being outflanked. Booker isn't alone in his newfound embrace of socialized medicine. California's Sen. Kamala Harris has also endorsed Sanders' ridiculous plan. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be co-sponsoring Sanders' plan, as will Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon.

Why? Because Democrats are deeply frightened of being outflanked by socialists. There's no benefit to moving to the center when your base sees no purpose in fiscal responsibility. So instead, Democrats race one another to the Soviet Union.

Meanwhile, Republicans cower in fear. Afraid of making the case for freedom, they compete with Democrats to see who can administer the giant state more "efficiently," as though efficiency were the key problem with statism. Thus, Republicans ran headlong from the possibility of repealing Obamacare, afraid that the American people would backlash against them for "taking away" some form of entitlement.

This is a mistake by Republicans. Yes, whoever touches entitlements pays a price. But that's not true if the alternative is a slide into total governmental control. That's the case Republicans made from the day Obamacare was initiated: that it was the first step toward socialized medicine. Now Democrats are showing that the Republican critique was true. Republicans ought to provide a binary choice here: Either slide into nationalized health care with Democrats or help us tear away the bulwarks of tyranny in health care in favor of freedom.

In exposing their own radicalism, the Democrats have provided Republicans with an opportunity to seize the middle with conservatism. Republicans need not bend before the media's insistence that health care is a government responsibility -- they can easily and honestly point at the Democratic frontrunners and identify the agenda. The question is whether Republicans have the courage to do so or whether they've bought the false narrative that President Trump won because he campaigned as a centrist. Trump won promising full Obamacare repeal. Republicans can do the same now and have the credibility of an awful alternative behind them.

All it takes is courage. Democratic cowardice has led the Party down the primrose path to full-on socialism. Now, Republicans must either make a stand against it or be complicit in bringing about that regime.


Edited by cwjga (09/13/17 09:41 AM)
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#1504737 --- 09/13/17 05:31 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

'Groundbreaking': Democratic Co-Sponsors Rush Aboard Bernie's Medicare for All Train

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Common Dreams

September 12, 2017


While holdouts like Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) prefer "marketplace" choices, a full quarter of caucus now backing single-payer bill

On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to introduce a Medicare for All bill that has garnered support from a quarter of the Senate's Democratic Caucus. On Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to introduce a Medicare for All bill that has garnered support from a quarter of the Senate's Democratic Caucus.

A quarter of Democratic Caucus members in the U.S. Senate have now signed on as co-sponsors of Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) Medicare for All bill, which he plans to introduce Wednesday, signaling a shift among party lawmakers, who may be swayed by recent polling that has indicated a majority of Americans and more than two-thirds of Democrats favor a single-payer national healthcare system.

As of this writing on Tuesday afternoon, the 12 co-sponsors are:

Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
Tom Udall (D-N.M.)

Udall, the most recent addition, announced his co-sponsorship with a statement posted to Twitter:

Health care is a human right. Every American should be able to see a doctor when they’re sick. That’s why I support #MedicareForAll. pic.twitter.com/LcfviYwTYD
— Tom Udall (@SenatorTomUdall) September 12, 2017

Last weekend, Sen. Patrick Leahy said he is "likely to support" the bill, but he has not yet come out as a co-sponsor.


As senators lined up to pledge their support on Monday and Tuesday, it became clear that since Sanders made single payer central to his 2016 presidential campaign, the political needle has indeed shifted.

Read on: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/0...icare-all-train


Yahooooo! We're all going to the "POOR HOUSE TOGETHER"!

Are you going to lead the way Teddy-boy?
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#1504738 --- 09/13/17 05:34 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: Teonan]
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"This struggle will ultimately not be won here on Capitol Hill, but through grassroots activism all across this country."
—Sen. Bernie Sanders


Warren's Medicare for All Home Run: 'Everyone Covered, No One Goes Broke'

Jake Johnson, staff writer
Common Dreams

September 13, 2017

Rallying behind Sanders bill, groups say "we will never stop fighting" for Medicare for All

"This struggle will ultimately not be won here on Capitol Hill, but through grassroots activism all across this country."
—Sen. Bernie Sanders

Flanked by nurses, doctors, activists, business leaders, and 16 of his Democratic colleagues, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday unveiled the Medicare for All Act of 2017, which proposes a "rational" transition away from the current for-profit system toward a single-payer program that guarantees healthcare to all Americans.

Read on: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/0...-one-goes-broke
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#1504741 --- 09/13/17 08:05 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: Teonan]
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Originally Posted By: Teonan

"This struggle will ultimately not be won here on Capitol Hill, but through grassroots activism all across this country."
—Sen. Bernie Sanders


Warren's Medicare for All Home Run: 'Everyone Covered, No One Goes Broke'

Jake Johnson, staff writer
Common Dreams

September 13, 2017

Rallying behind Sanders bill, groups say "we will never stop fighting" for Medicare for All

"This struggle will ultimately not be won here on Capitol Hill, but through grassroots activism all across this country."
—Sen. Bernie Sanders

Flanked by nurses, doctors, activists, business leaders, and 16 of his Democratic colleagues, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday unveiled the Medicare for All Act of 2017, which proposes a "rational" transition away from the current for-profit system toward a single-payer program that guarantees healthcare to all Americans.

Read on: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/0...-one-goes-broke



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#1504749 --- 09/14/17 05:33 AM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: ThomasDecker]
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Single payer fails miserably in his own state. Whats Bernie's answer? Make it fail in the entire nation. Sad thing is the sheeple are falling in line because "its free" frown
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#1504774 --- 09/14/17 04:27 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: cwjga]
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Democrats' Newest Plan: Nationalized Health Care
Ben Shapiro

On Monday, two seemingly unrelated headlines made the news. The first: America's national debt had finally reached $20 trillion. The second: New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker had finally come out in favor of Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders' magical, mythical "Medicare-For-All" plan.

Of course, the two aren't unrelated at all. Once again, the Democratic Party is signing checks the country can't cash. Sanders' Medicare-For-All scheme would add some $13.8 trillion in spending over the first decade alone. Medicare already carries $58 trillion in unfunded liabilities, according to National Review. How unrealistic is Medicare-For-All? It's so unrealistic that the state of California has rejected a single-payer health care for being too expensive -- and California currently has a Democratic supermajority in the state assembly.


california is already in severe debt
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#1504796 --- 09/15/17 10:02 AM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: Teonan]
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Medicaid for All Would 'Bankrupt the Nation,' Warns Bernie Sanders—In 1987

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced new legislation yesterday to expand Medicare to everyone in the United States. The bill, which came with 15 Democratic co-sponsors, envisions universal coverage, paid for by tax increases, that would be far more generous than what is offered by any other first-world government-run health care system offers.

Notably absent from Sanders' proposed single-payer system was a detailed plan to pay for it. The senator said he would lay out the tax hikes necessary to fund his new system in separate legislation.

That may be because enthusiasm for single payer tends to die down pretty quickly once people get a sense of what sort of tax increases would be necessary to fund it. An Urban Institute analysis of a previous version of Sanders' plan estimated that it would cost $32 trillion over a decade.

Back in 1987, a much younger Bernie Sanders apparently had that sense too. He warned that expanding Medicaid, the jointly run federal-state health care program for the poor and disabled, to everyone in the country would "bankrupt the nation."

"If we expanded Medicaid [to] everybody. Give everybody a Medicaid card—we would be spending such an astronomical sum of money that, you know, we would bankrupt the nation."


Medicaid, notably, is far less generous than Medicare, the health program for seniors that Sanders wants to expand.

Medicaid's provider networks are narrower, and its benefits are generally more limited. It pays doctors quite a bit less than Medicare, on average, and it costs substantially less per capita. Relative to Medicare, it's the bargain option.

Peter Suderman|Sep. 14, 2017 3:00 pm

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#1504797 --- 09/15/17 11:12 AM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: newsman38]
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Problem is that Bernie and his "gang" don't give two sh!ts whether the country is bankrupt or not. $20T in debt - I say we already are! All Bernie cares about is appealing to the dumb masses so that he's continually re-elected. What happens to the country after he's in the grave is of no concern.

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#1504800 --- 09/15/17 01:33 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: luckyduck]
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Originally Posted By: luckyduck
What happens to the country after he's in the grave is of no concern.
If that doesn't sound like Trump, I don't know what does.

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#1504802 --- 09/15/17 04:04 PM Re: Medicare for ALL [Re: luckyduck]
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Bernie does not care about people



Sanders Invites Canadian Doctor To Discuss Single-Payer, Admits To Year Long Wait Times
Matt Vespa

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is getting more aggressive with his single-payer approach to health care. He’s cobbled together 15 Senate Democrats to sign onto his $32 trillion plan to expand coverage at the cost of reduced access to specialists and other treatments to reduce costs. Oh, and taxes are definitely going up. More taxes for degraded care, sounds like a Democratic plan to me because we all suffer together—equally. The Republican National Committee released a video showing how other countries that have enacted single-payer have fared. To put it bluntly, it’s yielded results that would not be tolerated by American voters. In fact, it’s an outright horror show. Patients dying, doctors leading protests over pay, which is reduced to keep costs down, and elderly patients being deprived of basic items, like water and food. Sounds like paradise, right? More than one million Canadians cannot find a general practitioner, while two hospital workers interviewed in the video admit that conditions are dangerous when the hospital is active with patients.

Even the Canadian doctor, Dr. Danielle Martin, which Sanders brought onto his podcast admitted to long wait times.

“If I have a patient who has migraines and I need advice on how to manage it, they might wait several months to see a neurologist for a non-urgent problem like that, or non-urgent surgeries, the classic example being a hip or a knee replacement,” she said. When asked how long those wait times are by Sanders, Dr. Martin said it varies.

“You know it depends on where you are in the country, sometimes it’s a few months, [and] sometimes it’s a year. In some places, it’s sometimes it’s been even longer than that—that people wait for a hip or a knee replacement.”

Oh, and in the United Kingdom, at least a million people can’t find a general practitioner either. This was reported in the Telegraph back in July:

One million patients a week cannot get appointments with GPs, amid the longest waiting times on record, new figures show.
Doctors said they were working “flat out” but under “unsustainable” pressure, leaving “worrying” numbers of patients without any help.
The NHS figures show the number waiting at least a week to see their GP has risen by 56 per cent in five years, with one in five now waiting this long.
The pressures left 11.3 per cent of patients unable to get an appointment at all - a 27 per cent rise since 2012. This amounts to around 47 million occasions on which patients attempted but failed to secure help from their GP, forcing them to give up, try again later or turn to Accident & Emergency departments.

Yikes.
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