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Advertising emergency wait times a double-edged sword

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With the advent of Obama care and patients now wanting this information and their new ability to “rate” a physician and hospital, this is going to bite them in the butt as patients give poor ratings for “waiting” to long.

Correct its a double edge sword – because as more and more people pay for healthcare, they will WANT to goto the doctor just to get their moneys worth – as such wait times will be longer, less quality care will be provided and the system will collapse.

Obama care must go!
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September 4, 2012 | By Karen Cheung-Larivee

Hospitals in recent years have been bragging about wait times with website emergency department (ED) clocks and billboard advertisements, but the marketing practice can be a double-edged sword.

“[M]ember hospitals have mixed emotions about marketing emergency rooms,” Linda Quick, president of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association, told the Sun Sentinel. “The good news is you can advertise and get more people in the door, and the bad news is you can get people you wish didn’t come.”

With one out of eight visits resulting in a hospital admission, attracting more ED patients could mean more dollars for the hospital pocketbook.

Nevertheless, one in 10 ED visits are nonemergent cases, the newspaper noted, suggesting the resources could be otherwise spent on real emergencies.

Physician-in-Charge of Henry Ford Health System Earlexia M. Norwood, however, said giving patients this kind of public information might actually push them to seek nonurgent care elsewhere. “This information allows people who have nonemergent situations to look for alternative options, such as making evening or weekend appointments with their primary care physician, which is being encouraged in the marketplace,” Norwood wrote last month in Politics365.

There’s not many rules on whether the marketed wait times are even accurate, the Sun Sentinel noted while instructing patients not to believe everything they read on billboards.

With no regulatory body policing their accuracy, wait times are advertised as short as only a few minutes. Notably, those times usually measure when a clinician sees the patient and not when treatment is administered, the newspaper noted.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Tuesday, mean wait time is about an hour, jumping 25 percent from 46.5 minutes in 2003 to 58.1 minutes in 2009. Mean wait times were longer in EDs that went on ambulance diversion or boarded admitted patients in hallways and in other spaces, as well as in urban areas and in hospitals that had more annual visits.

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Obama Bogus Social Security Number – SSN# 042-68-4425

SSN# 042-68-4425

Just who does it belong to??
Jean Paul Ludwig or Barack Hussein Obama SSN#042-68-4425 ?

WOW, read this, it’s short – very interesting.

An intensive investigation has revealed the identity of the man whose Social Security Number (SSN) is being used by President Obama: Was Jean Paul Ludwig, who was born in France in 1890, immigrated to the United States in 1924, and was assigned SSN 042-68-4425 (Obama’s current SSN) rec’d on or about March 1977.

Mr. Ludwig lived most of his adult life in Connecticut. Because of that, his SSN begins with the digits 042, which are among only a select few reserved for Connecticut residents.

Barack H. Obama never lived or worked in that state! Therefore, there is no reason on earth for his SSN to start with the digits 042. None whatsoever!

Now comes the best part!

J.P. Ludwig spent the final months of his life in Hawaii, where he died.
Conveniently, Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, worked part-time in the Probate Office in the Honolulu Hawaii Courthouse, and therefore had access to the SSNs of deceased individuals.

The Social Security Administration was never informed of Ludwig’s death, and because he never received Social Security benefits there were no benefits to stop and therefore, no questions were ever raised.

The suspicion, of course, is that Dunham, knowing her grandson was not a U.S. Citizen, either because he was born in Kenya or became a citizen of Indonesia upon his adoption by Lolo Soetoro, simply scoured the probate records until she found someone who died who was not receiving Social Security benefits, and selected Mr. Ludwigs Connecticut SSN for Obama.

Just wait until Trump gets past the birth certificate and onto the issue of Barry O’s use of a stolen SSN. You will see leftist heads exploding, because they will have no way of defending Obama. Although many Americans do not understand the meaning of the term “natural born” there are few who do not understand that if you are using someone else’s SSN it is a clear indication of fraud.

Let’s all get this information out to everybody on our mailing lists. If the voters of this great nation can succeed in bringing this lying, deceitful, cheating, corrupt, impostor to justice it will be the biggest and best news in decades for our country and the world.

“When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.” Benjamin Franklin.

If you can just say “oh well; ho hum” after reading this you get what you deserve.