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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18502 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 7:57 am
    Link: The Future Of Medical Care - You can thank your socialized healthcare you were bellyaching about for this one.
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 8:06 am
    for reals?
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 8:09 am
    Wow. Must have had a coupon or something.
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    rakoonhat Female 30-39
    654 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 8:11 am
    giant leap from nowhere, alright then.
    im just guessing here, i could be wrong, her heartbeat isnt going to be in her kidney mt robot, and he would kinda have to be present to hear it
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    raiin Female 18-29
    293 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 8:13 am
    Dr. Robot Nub Hands wants you to get ur prostate exam now!
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 8:17 am
    That lady is too old to receive care.

    Just let her die.

    </obamacare>
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 8:24 am
    Canada most likely, USA in the other hand...
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 8:27 am
    "I`ve fallen and I can`t get up!"
    (robo-doc pounds her on the head with rubber fist)
    "BZZZT! HU-MAN NEEDS RECHARGING!"
    (plugs electric wire into her back)
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    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 8:30 am
    No auburn. that would be what happened BEFORE socialized health care. When you have a system that lets companies/corporations decide who should get treatment, then you have a huge problem.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 8:33 am
    "im just guessing here, i could be wrong, her heartbeat isnt going to be in her kidney mt robot, and he would kinda have to be present to hear it"


    I, too could be guessing, but you can use a stethoscope to listen for sounds other than a heartbeat and one does not have to be present to hear said sounds that can be transmitted. eg: phones, radio
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 8:35 am
    Get two of those things together and play "Rock `em Sock `em Robots".

    I`d definitely watch that.
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    deeplick Male 18-29
    234 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 8:40 am
    @tedgp do you even know what the health care reform in the USA does? NOTHING. It forces you to buy health care, like you are forced to buy car insurance. People spouting about how it would give everyone a good health care system for free. Wrong, i work at a hospital and get calls DAILY from idiots wanting to know why they can`t get free health care. BECAUSE IT WAS NEVER PROMISED. All the bill does is force people to buy it, or face the consequence of not buying it. Yeah that is such a better system then what we already had!
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    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:07 am
    This is creepy, it looks like the robot is accessing her last memories...
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:07 am
    Also, to expand on deeplick`s point, and further explain mine:

    What happens when the system is almost bankrupt because EVERYONE will be going to the hospital for a hangnail, but not paying for insurance; which causes the system to LOSE MONEY.

    I`ll tell you what, RATIONED HEALTH CARE.

    90 year old woman: I fell and broke my hip! Replace it!

    Hospital: No that`s too expensive. Here`s lots and lots of pain killers.
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    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:11 am
    Its not really up for debate whether the US healthcare system is crap or not. UK ftw!
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    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:13 am
    @auburn

    90 year old woman without insurance: I fell and broke my hip...

    Hospital: So?


    I`d prefer to have painkillers rather than nothing...
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:17 am
    since what does modern technology = socialism?

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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:17 am
    @danthew: My post was assuming the woman had insurance.

    That`s how crappy it`s gonna be.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:18 am
    @idiotfilter: When the tech is used to make something cheaper, not better.
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    Lobotomy Male 13-17
    495 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:19 am
    "Also, to expand on deeplick`s point, and further explain mine:

    What happens when the system is almost bankrupt because EVERYONE will be going to the hospital for a hangnail, but not paying for insurance; which causes the system to LOSE MONEY.

    I`ll tell you what, RATIONED HEALTH CARE.

    90 year old woman: I fell and broke my hip! Replace it!

    Hospital: No that`s too expensive. Here`s lots and lots of pain killers."

    Canada doesn`t have that problem.
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    SiN_iN_Me Female 18-29
    217 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:25 am
    auburnjunky, your comment about pumping people with painkillers oppsed to a hip operation is completely redundant, i live in the uk, and as im sure you know we have the nhs, my nans just had a knee operation and not only was it done brilliantly its also titanium, not plastic which makes it better and more expensive.

    the reason social healthcare works well is because it spreads the cost, not everyone goes running to the hosptal over every little thing! plus bupa exists which is a private healthcare company so people still have the option of what you seem to prefer doing now in america, just with something to fall back on and the use of other services the nhs supply such as psychiactric help and acces to healthcare abroad for carrying a card, yes its not perfect but not many things can be perfect private or not when it comes to people and their health, change is scary but dont mock it til you try it.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:30 am
    I like Britain`s NHS.

    Obamacare is totally different.

    If it would have been modeled after NHS it might be better.
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    sssfdg Male 18-29
    190 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:47 am
    I don`t understand how this has anything to do with health care let alone soliciazed healthcare.
    And the system does work... look at some of the top countries to live in in the world. Norway, Canada, Sweden, England, France... all in the top 20 countries to live in .... all have solicized health care.... now look at the USA.... number 32!!!
    There is nothing wrong with solicialized healthcare... just like there is nothing wrong with solicialized mail/post, library, highways, and schools... (well the schools are drated in the USA, but you can thank the Texas Christian school board for that!!! bastards)
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:50 am
    @sssfdg:

    Schools are drated in the US because they are governed by the US Department of Education, not by the states.

    US health care won`t be like those other systems. It will be some drated up bastard child of them.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:52 am
    Could those of you in the UK please explain to us in the US what the "18 week pathway is"?

    (Wish I could see the looks of horror on peoples faces when they realize that this is coming to the US)


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    slayer50515 Male 18-29
    988 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:54 am
    "I like Britain`s NHS.

    Obamacare is totally different.

    If it would have been modeled after NHS it might be better."
    This
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    Simcoe Male 30-39
    126 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:56 am
    Sounds like the situation in the US is a win-win for large health insurance companies?

    @auburnjunky isn`t this what happens then regardless of whether it`s the new or old system:

    90 year old woman: I fell and broke my hip! Replace it!

    Hospital: Oh that`s a very expensive procedure, I hope you have a good health insurance provider.

    Old Lady: No, I don`t.

    Hospital: Okay then that`ll be $45,000.

    Old Lady: Oh dear, I can`t afford that.

    Hospital: Okay then here`s a prescription for pain killers. They`ll only cost you $100 a month.

    Old Lady: Oh but I`m on a pension, I can`t afford that.

    Hospital: Well I`m sorry then, that`s all we can do for you. Oh, before I forget, here`s your $1000 invoice for our consultation services. Have a nice day! :-)
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    Shadowkin Male 40-49
    188 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 9:57 am
    </Rant> Mandatory healthcare in France seems ok. Canada (except BC) is pretty broken compared to ours. And yes I have first hand knowledge. I have seen a elderly woman wait 9 months to get a bone spur removed from her foot because of waiting lists(Ontario). I Have seen kids waiting months to see a specialist in the Maritime Provences(who would have waited maybe days in a crappy urban public hospital). The UK`s NHS is great in some cases and absolutely scary in others. They use Trusts which can be ever worse than corporations when it comes to decisions. It is also going broke and driving elite doctors elsewhere. For ours being imperfect it`s not as bad as it is made out to be compared to the (most) of the rest of the world. That 32 ranking means nothing except to the authors.

    I think the big loss here is the primtime cereal shows based on hospitals. I mean would ER or Scrubs be a bunch of 22" Samsung Monitors running around perched on top of a RF monster truck
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2442 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 10:00 am
    You people are ACTUALLY debating health care? *facepalm*
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 10:00 am
    HAHAHA @Shadowkin!

    I can see House as a robot.
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    fukko Male 18-29
    27 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 10:10 am
    THAT ROCK`EM SOCK`EM ROBOT BEAT THE HELL OUT OF THAT OLD LADY!!!!!
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    teampink27 Female 18-29
    533 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 10:15 am
    ....if this is the future then we`re all gonna die
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
    2424 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 10:23 am
    "Hello, you are suffering from <HEART ATTACK>... please enter $5 to have life saved."
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5607 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 10:51 am
    Robodoc: "Hello. Looks like you`ve fallen."
    Old Woman: "Heart..." *gasp-pant* "My Heart!..."
    Robodoc: "You seem to be suffering from <MUSCLE STRAIN>, <NAUSEA>, <BLOCKED COLON>, <ARRESTED HEART RATE>. Would you like assistance?"
    Old Woman: "My..." *gasp-pant* "Heart!"
    Robodoc: "Now addressing <BLOCKED COLON>..."
    *Ziiiiip!!!*
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
    870 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 10:58 am
    The 18-week referral to treatment pathway is about improving
    patients’ experience of the NHS - ensuring all patients receive high
    quality elective care without any unnecessary delay. The term ‘18
    weeks’ applies to pathways that do or might involve consultant-led
    care, setting a maximum time of 18 weeks from the point of initial
    referral up to the start of any treatment necessary for all patients,
    where it is clinically appropriate and where patients consent to it.
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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
    237 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 11:08 am
    I think socialized medicine does (for the most part) work in SMALLER populations. The reason police departments, fire departments, libraries, etc. work is because they are LOCALLY operated. The police department in my city doesn`t have the same rules and policies (other than state laws) as another city because what works here doesn`t necessarily work somewhere else.

    The United States is such a populous and diverse country that creating an over arching federal system that directly effects an individual can`t work because what is best for one isn`t necessarily best for all.

    Also, there are some extremely greedy people in the US that love getting something for nothing. To paraphrase someone that was interviewed when Obama was elected "I`m going to get me some of that Obama money" "Do you know where it comes from?" "His stash". It is people like that which make socialism not work because they believe that because they didn`t pay for it, it i
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    AtlasOtus Male 18-29
    417 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 11:19 am
    i bet you it`s max speed is 10 mphs
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 11:42 am
    Just leave me alone and let me die. The human factor is gone.
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    wheresmyskul Male 40-49
    247 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 12:05 pm
    Nice one, CodeJockey! Laughing...
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    "The 18-week referral to treatment pathway is about improving
    patients’ experience of the NHS - ensuring all patients receive high
    quality elective care without any unnecessary delay. The term ‘18
    weeks’ applies to pathways that do or might involve consultant-led
    care, setting a maximum time of 18 weeks from the point of initial
    referral up to the start of any treatment necessary for all patients,
    where it is clinically appropriate and where patients consent to it."

    I understand that you think waiting 18 weeks is an improvement (vs 6 to 18 months as you have been accustomed to), but under normal circumstances it would be very rare and mind boggling for anyone here to wait that long for a surgery elective or not.
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    McDuff73 Male 30-39
    870 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm
    maybe you should work on your patience then
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    abby0315 Female 30-39
    1217 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    How will it give CPR?
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    Uhhhhhhh,
    Pretty cool I guess.............
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    slab-of-rage Male 18-29
    769 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    EUTHENASIABOT 3000 - READY FOR ACTION
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    555geo666 Male 18-29
    23 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 3:30 pm
    rule 34
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    matrixie Female 18-29
    718 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Corpse bomb?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25408 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    such an old phone and an old cencept! 2 much risk for mis diagnoses right now so people have chosen against it
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    xxxveganxxx Male 13-17
    383 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    @555geo666 This is not 4chan >:0
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    zombieland Male 18-29
    418 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 6:08 pm
    why is it wearing a smock?!?!
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    Justeazy Male 18-29
    137 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 7:49 pm
    Totally setup.
    Reminds me of that episode of the Outer Limits episode with "George". *shivers*
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    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
    774 posts
    September 9, 2010 at 11:01 pm
    Is this a reference to a video game?
    I think it is.
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 4:03 am
    whats wrong with sicialised health care?...Some countries in Europe have banned private health care on moral grounds
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    mvangild Male 30-39
    527 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 5:25 am
    Max Headroom got his medical license? "Here. T-t-t-t-take two aspirin, and c-c-c-call me in the m-m-m-m-morning."
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    MensRea Male 18-29
    54 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 7:52 am
    It even holds your hand while you die alone.
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    Almighty_Jew Male 18-29
    103 posts
    September 10, 2010 at 11:37 am
    Yeah, the Emergency Department of a hospital in my area has one. They refer to it as the "mobile Neurologist".
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    DetructiveET Female 18-29
    17 posts
    September 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    and what after the diagnosis just gonna tell her the bad news and leave?
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    mwest1112 Female 18-29
    149 posts
    September 12, 2010 at 10:18 am
    what if it malfunctions and kills somebody? Stupid...

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