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Even the strongest supporters of Obamacare should be concerned about the potential disaster looming on the horizon.

See "Obamacare may make a bad situation worse" at
Relevant Matters - http://wp.me/pv0gT-by

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The Journal of the American Medical Association warned us 12 years ago:

"America's healthcare system is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., causing between 230,000 and 284,000 fatalities per year, behind only heart disease and cancer."

The report didn't say the third leading cause of death is poor health. It said the healthcare system itself. In other words, our country's third leading cause of death is the legions of good-intentioned doctors, nurses, and others whose ultimate duty is to help us avoid death.

JAMA provides a breakdown of the deaths caused by healthcare:

- 12,000 deaths per year due to unnecessary surgery
- 7,000 deaths per year due to medication errors in hospitals
- 20,000 deaths per year due to other errors in hospitals
- 80,000 deaths per year due to infections in hospitals
- 106,000 deaths per year due to negative effects of drugs

(Suggest removal) 9/2/12 at 8:25 a.m.

With or without President Obama's new healthcare act, there is on the horizon a problem that few even discuss.

"Obamacare will make a bad situation worse" at http://relevantmatters.wordpress.com/201...

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In a report on how to fight pandemics, the March 2012 Discover magazine says the secret to fighting them is "knowing their real cause: disease factories built by people. Ironically, hospitals turn out to be highly efficient disease factories. They allow the proliferation and spread of dangerous germs among patients, and the evolution of those germs to extreme levels of virulence."

In that same vein, the Journal of the American Medical Association warned us 12 years ago:

"America's healthcare system is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., causing between 230,000 and 284,000 fatalities per year, behind only heart disease and cancer."

The report didn't say the third leading cause of death is poor health. It said the healthcare system itself. In other words, our country's third leading cause of death is the army of good-intentioned doctors, nurses, and others whose ultimate duty is to help us avoid death.

AHA will bring an estimated 32 million more people, mostly young adults, into the healthcare system and countless others into it more often. It's obviously supposed to do that, because Mr. Obama wants to spread the health around.

Moreover, every day for the next 18 years, 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach age 65 and become eligible for Medicare; many of them will seek healthcare services before losing their employer insurance, and many others who'd had no insurance and had put off healthcare will put it off no longer.

Finally, we have a obesity epidemic that is growing, especially among the young for whom obesity has jumped from 9% of the adolescent population in 2000 to 23% in 2008, and threatening to overwhelm our health care system. The main threat is the costly diabetes that is often obesity's side effect.

The upshot is that millions more will interact with the healthcare providers who are, according to JAMA, our nation's third leading cause of death.

These providers, unless there is a huge increase in their already insufficient number, will be stressed by the increased demand for services. Their error rate is likely to rise.

Could our healthcare system then become the second leading cause of death? Or even, in the greatest of ironies, the first?

Do we really know what we're doing? A tsunami is coming.

(Suggest removal) 6/17/12 at 6:20 a.m.

Re: "insisted that Umland had made inappropriate comments to her."

What exactly were they?

More and more, we have expanded the definition of what constitutes sexual harassment. More and more we have stripped away the requirement of factual support for a complaint of harassment, and have pressured employers, who normally hear both sides to a grievance, to often hear only the victim's side to a grievance of sexual harassment. More and more, ideological feminists and the media indoctrinate women to see every man as a harasser in waiting. More and more, they have portrayed the female as a powerless, fragile creature who is easily offended and harmed by the mildest innocent male indiscretion -- and whose dignity, it frequently turns out, can be restored only by ample monetary compensation.

More and more, even female employers are hesitant to hire a female worker (because in addition to all the regular reasons both sexes sue an employer, she creates the added risk of a sexual harassment lawsuit). Employers are also hesitant to fire or even discipline a female employee for fear she'll file a sexual harrassment complaint and create both embarassment and litigation/settlement costs, thereby eroding the company's efficiency and competitiveness.

More and more, being offended is, for many unscrupulous women, becoming the perfect cover for economic harassment of a business.

There are, of course, many legitimate complaints of sexual harassment and "hostile environment."

To see why many if not most of them occur, read an in-depth analysis of the sexes' most destructive behavioral difference:

"The Sexual Harassment Quagmire" at http://battlinbog.blog-city.com/the_sexu....

(Suggest removal) 12/10/11 at 8:06 a.m.

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