Waiting times in U.S. hospitals and clinics are becoming so lengthy that even one of the nation's biggest insurers, Aetna, has admitted to its investors that the U.S. healthcare system is "not timely" and patients diagnosed with cancer wait "over a month" for needed medical care, said two leading organizations of doctors and nurses today.
A broad, national coalition of thousands of nurses, doctors, and health care advocates were "on call" in America's theaters this past weekend as Michael Moore's new movie "SiCKO," opened nation wide. Wearing their scrubs and white coats they watched the movie that profiles the stories of insured Americans who suffer, file bankruptcy of even die because of their insurance companies denied medical care. The stories are told by patients, families, and whistle blowers from the insurance industry.
July 5, 2007
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