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Old 08-26-2009, 04:17 PM   #621
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Yeah, that part cracked me up. It's such a fuzzy math shit way of reporting statistics.
Yes. The implication is that hospital staff are yelling at mothers-to-be "WE HAVE NO ROOM FOR YOU! GO GIVE BIRTH IN THAT BATHROOM OVER THERE!"
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If Ted Kennedy was living in England right now under their NHS he would be much better off than he is here.
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Yes. The implication is that hospital staff are yelling at mothers-to-be "WE HAVE NO ROOM FOR YOU! GO GIVE BIRTH IN THAT BATHROOM OVER THERE!"
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overstretched maternity units shut their doors to any more women in labour on 553 occasions last year.
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That would be at individual hospitals. And I'm sure it wouldn't be women for whom birth was imminent. So, they'd be sent to another hospital in the area.

553 women out of how many...? And how many of those 553 made it to another hospital and gave birth without incident?
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Yes. The implication is that hospital staff are yelling at mothers-to-be "WE HAVE NO ROOM FOR YOU! GO GIVE BIRTH IN THAT BATHROOM OVER THERE!"
Yeah, I'm not sure what's going on, but what passes as a meaningful "statistic" these days is pretty embarassing.
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we could go back to no government provided or private health insurance and have people being born in barns

that was good enough for ...

oh never mind, this is the public market place of ideas
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Sorry Mary, no maternity rooms at Bethlehem General Hospital. Try down the street at Saint (to be named in a couple a hundred years).
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Sorry Mary, no maternity rooms at Bethlehem General Hospital. Try down the street at Saint (to be named in a couple a hundred years).
Oh, that's funny. But tell me - how many babies are put at risk every year because of the US health care system? How many expectant mothers are foregoing prenatal care? How many don't give birth under proper circumstances? Why is your infant mortality rate higher than many other western nations, including those with socialized health care?
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Yeah, that part cracked me up. It's such a fuzzy math shit way of reporting statistics.
especially when any sitcom will tell you all babies are born in elevators during snow storms. with your mortal enemy as the only person there to assist.
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especially when any sitcom will tell you all babies are born in elevators during snow storms. with your mortal enemy as the only person there to assist.
If Zack Morris can do it, anyone can do it...
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Oh, that's funny. But tell me - how many babies are put at risk every year because of the US health care system? How many expectant mothers are foregoing prenatal care? How many don't give birth under proper circumstances? Why is your infant mortality rate higher than many other western nations, including those with socialized health care?
It's higher by about 1 death.
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Oh, that's funny. But tell me - how many babies are put at risk every year because of the US health care system? How many expectant mothers are foregoing prenatal care? How many don't give birth under proper circumstances? Why is your infant mortality rate higher than many other western nations, including those with socialized health care?


our diversity -- in every sense of that word -- that does not have an equal in other Western nations.

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It's higher by about 1 death.

so our health care only sucks a little bit more than others?

or did you mean that, yes, it is higher in the US, despite claims that our magical free market health care falls short of other nations with evil socialist health care?
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I meant who really gives a shit about 1?
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I meant who really gives a shit about 1?
the parents?
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They should probably have been more concerned with prenatal care then.
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Wow... another one.
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They should probably have been more concerned with prenatal care then.
it isn't always that simple. sometimes miscarriages happen and babies die even if the mother took excellent care of herself throughout the entire stage of pregnancy. the world isn't just black and white, good and bad. but i really don't feel like getting into this with you.
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there is one we could have done without. not pointing fingers, just saying....
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They should probably have been more concerned with prenatal care then.
I know. Assholes. Fuck 'em.
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