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Old 10-25-2011, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Tim Geithner is supposed to be much in favor of the British system of health care.
I guess we will get the same thing. This is just a nugget of what we have to look forward to.....

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..snip..She was particularly surprised to learn that a simple bone density scan, known as a DXA, is all it takes to diagnose osteoporosis at the earliest possible stage. Worryingly, however, only one in ten women and one in 50 men who have suffered a broken bone are being offered the vital follow-up scan when they go into hospital for medical treatment

This is largely down (sic) (due) to the UK's infamous 'postcode lottery' health service and often depends on whether your health authority offers a fracture liason service.

The reason why these scans are so important is that, because they cannot feel their bones getting weaker, sufferers are often unaware they have a problem until they sustain their first fracture.

Read more: Camilla: I watched in horror as Mama died slowly and in agony from osteoporosis | Mail Online
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Old 10-25-2011, 10:59 PM
 
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We're all equal if we're all forced into crap health care.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:05 AM
 
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Why bother when the aliens are attacking in November?

And that is from the Weekly World News, generally considered a more trustworthy source than the Daily Mail. Annie, the Daily Mail is not something you want to get any health care news from.

For example, no matter how hard they are trying to squeeze out a scandal, I doubt the experiences of the Dutchess of Cornwall are all that related to the NHS.

And don't forget that the US have far higher osteoporosis mortality than the UK. Almost seven times as many people die from it in the USA than do in the UK, when we adjust for population. Osteoporosis mortality. Part of the reason is the access people in the UK have to things like DXA scans through the NHS.

Having something like this to look forwards to is probably beyond the abilities of America at the moment. Still, doing half as well as the NHS would certainly be a triumph!
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Old 10-26-2011, 05:41 AM
 
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Tim Geithner is supposed to be much in favor of the British system of health care.
I guess we will get the same thing. This is just a nugget of what we have to look forward to.....




Read more: Camilla: I watched in horror as Mama died slowly and in agony from osteoporosis | Mail Online
Obamacare and the UK's health care system have almost nothing in common.
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