A series of new guidelines issued by the UK’s National Health Service now permits staffers the ability to deny non-emergency care to patients considered “homophobic, racist, or sexist.”
“Sexist and racist patients could be barred from non-emergency care at NHS trusts, under new rules to be enforced from April,” reports Sky News. Currently, staff can refuse to treat non-critical patients who are verbally aggressive or physically violent towards them. But these protections will extend to any harassment, bullying or discrimination, including homophobic, sexist or racist remarks.”
Homophobic, sexist and racist patients could be barred from non-emergency care at NHS trusts, under new rules from April https://t.co/lTYHqBmME2
— Sky News (@SkyNews) February 18, 2020
“These new rules were announced with the release of the 2019 NHS Staff Survey for England, which showed more than a quarter of NHS workers were bullied, harassed or abused in one year,” adds the website. “Four in 10 workers felt unwell due to work-related stress.”
Read the full report here.
Source: Sky News
BAD NEWS FOR BERNIE: Poll Shows Most Voters OPPOSE ‘Medicare for All’ that Eliminates Private Insurance
A new poll released this week spells bad news for failing presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders; showing most Americans oppose a “Medicare for All” program that would eliminate private health insurance companies.
“Nearly two-thirds of Democratic primary voters questioned in a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll say they support a government-run single-payer Medicare-for-all style system that would replace existing private insurance,” reports Fox News. “But among all voters, support for such a plan plunges to just 41 percent. About 56 percent of registered voters oppose a ‘Medicare-for-all’ plan that replaces private insurance.”
Sanders unveiled his healthcare proposal earlier this year; vowing to reduce private health insurance companies to cosmetic surgery and other optional procedures.
“Sanders’ plan is the most ambitious by far of Democrats’ slate of bills aimed at expanding health coverage, proposing a total restructuring of the the national health care system that would effectively eliminate employer sponsored insurance and other government programs like Medicaid,” reports Politico.
Sanders’ plan would also bar employers and businesses from providing healthcare options that compete with the government-run insurance scheme.
Economists say Bernie’s healthcare program will cost $32 trillion over the next decade.
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BERNIE SPEAKS: Sanders Thanks Supporters following Heart Scare, Says US Needs ‘Medicare for All!’
Senator Bernie Sanders thanked his supporters and medical staffers this week after being hospitalized in Nevada over “chest pains,” using the opportunity to call for a universal healthcare system to be instituted across the United States.
“Thanks for all the well wishes. I’m feeling good. I’m fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover. None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All!” posted Sanders on Twitter.
Thanks for all the well wishes. I'm feeling good. I'm fortunate to have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover.
None of us know when a medical emergency might affect us. And no one should fear going bankrupt if it occurs. Medicare for All!
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 2, 2019
Original Story: October 2, 2019
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders underwent emergency heart surgery after experiencing “discomfort” in his chest on the campaign trail, his campaign announced.
“Bernie Sanders experienced chest discomfort during a campaign event on Tuesday and had two stents inserted to address a blockage in an artery, his campaign announced,” reports Politico.
“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days," senior adviser Jeff Weaver said.
"We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.” https://t.co/2gM4ItP53Q
— POLITICO (@politico) October 2, 2019
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