Tuesday, April 9, 2013 10:45:56 AM
Ain't it cute that OldOllie thinks quoting a former National Lampoon editor means something! I`m sure the author of "How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink" MUST have some amazing insights, right?
By the way, the founding fathers SUPPORTED government health care AND the individual mandate. Look up 1798`s "An act for the relief of sick and disabled seamen" which authorized the creation of a government-operated marine hospital service and MANDATED that privately-employed sailors be required to purchase health care insurance. There was no debate as to "the founding father`s intentions," these WERE the founding fathers!
"America`s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system." - Walter Cronkite
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 10:22:30 AM
@MeGrendel: "You have the right to start your consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks from referral"
This is specifically when your GP refers you for non-emergency hospital treatment (the actual wait averages 4 weeks). However, you can visit your GP anytime you like, with or without an appointment and most areas have GP-led health centres offering walkin service 8am-8pm, seven days a week. (that's also from their website)