Saudi king heads to US for medical tests

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Saudi king heads to US for medical tests
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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 9:55am
Gee...I wonder why he isn't headed to Canada....I thought THEY had the best healthcare system in the world...or was it Sweden....or Cuba?

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 10:09am

Probably because of

 


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Registered: 08-30-2002
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:21pm

***He obviously can afford US health care unlike many US citizens.



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Registered: 11-11-2010
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 1:16pm
He obviously can afford the best healthcare money can buy....and look where he's coming....to the good ol' USA!

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 2:22pm
"He obviously can afford the best healthcare money can buy....and look where he's coming....to the good ol' USA!"
Then why is the USA ranked 37th by the WHO?

 


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Registered: 08-30-2002
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 3:33pm

I'm sure some of the best healthcare is available "to those who can afford" it, as it is in other places in the world. But I wouldn't say that all healthcare in the US is the best, for those who don't have money to burn. There is not equality in medical treatment in the US for the average.



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Registered: 08-30-2002
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 3:37pm

Because there are very differing standards of care in our country. Could you honestly say that if Cheney had hung drywall for a living, he'd still be alive today, given his health conditions?



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Registered: 03-18-2000
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 8:40am

"....if Cheney had hung drywall for a living, he'd still be alive today, given his health conditions?"

Exactly.

As an aside Cheney has no heart beat......

>"Cheney, who likely has end-stage heart disease, was fitted with a special pump last week to help his heart pump blood through the body. The left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is consider a last step before a full heart transplant."<

>"But the device does have one almost creepy side effect. The former vice president will not have a pulse, according to Dr. Alan Stewart, director of the Aortic Surgery Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center.

"This is a continuous ventricular assist device, meaning that blood is impelled. It is not a pulsatile device. So if someone were to feel Mr. Cheney`s wrist, Mr. Cheney will have no pulse," "<

Info. from... http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/07/doctor-cheney-pulse-heart-operation/

 


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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 9:52am

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 9:55am

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Registered: 04-07-2002
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 2:30pm
Yep, being able to afford care can make a huge difference. Plus, his allies are here - the Bushes, etc. Gee, I wonder if they're going to pat him (or his attaches) down.... ;)

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