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(Canada.com)   Canadian found dead in hospital parking lot, where government rations the number of doctors prowling the parking lots looking for such things   (calgaryherald.com) divider line 93
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2009-09-08 12:07:46 PM  
Wow, I was born at that hospital.
 
2009-09-08 12:55:27 PM  
Guess he finally read the bill!


/fyi: this joke makes no sense in Canada
 
2009-09-08 02:42:55 PM  
"partially decomposed"???!!!

just how often do those security guards patrol? you know it had to be a visitor that noticed, gag

maybe it's wackenhut
 
2009-09-08 02:44:45 PM  
That headline made me LOL. I had an image of a bunch of guys in white coats holding their stethoscopes up in the air, looking for something.
 
2009-09-08 02:45:14 PM  
gopher321: Guess he finally read the bill!


/fyi: this joke makes no sense in Canada


Yeah, they'd just die if they had to pay our medical bills.
 
2009-09-08 02:46:06 PM  
He was on a 6 month waiting list for a checkup! And this is what happened!
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!
 
2009-09-08 02:46:19 PM  
SEE!!! And you think Canadian health care is so special!!! You could DIE... ALONE... IN A CAR... with Obama's health care plan!

/Rush Approves
//Well they call him the workin' man
 
2009-09-08 02:47:11 PM  
This is clearly a plot by the Republicans to show how inefficient socialized medicine is.
 
2009-09-08 02:48:15 PM  
In before... aw, screw it.
 
2009-09-08 02:48:34 PM  
Probably was having chest pains and decided to drive to the hospital. I imagine there was a very difficult drive, and when he finally parked he just sorta rested, for a second, and then that was that. Poor fella.
 
2009-09-08 02:48:39 PM  
Your Canadian dollars and death squads hard at work!

/just remember if Stephen Hawkins lived in the UK, the death squads would have ordered his death
//oh he's British...my bad
 
2009-09-08 02:48:52 PM  
JustinCase: "partially decomposed"???!!!

just how often do those security guards patrol? you know it had to be a visitor that noticed, gag

maybe it's wackenhut


They had the contract for my last employer. We used to come into work at 6am and these guys would be watching skinimax. I guess they took the wacken part a little too literally.

//something about igloos and canada sucking
 
2009-09-08 02:49:06 PM  
If this was in the U.S., the dead man would also have a bill for 100 thousand dollars because a Doctor found him. Of course the doctor decided to run several 100 tests.

Don't dare question if those were needed. You aren't a doctor.
 
2009-09-08 02:50:01 PM  
Or Hawking at that matter
 
2009-09-08 02:50:42 PM  
Usually if you want medical care you have to get out of the car and go into the hospital. I think most countries work like that.

Also medical insurance and medical care ar enot the same thing, you can have the best insurance in the world and it will not save you if you don't make it into the hospital.
 
2009-09-08 02:50:50 PM  
Rev. Skarekroe: He was on a 6 month waiting list for a checkup! And this is what happened!
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!


So? I was on a waiting list for 11 MONTHS and I waited in my car all by myself and didn't expect no government help. This guy just needs a dose of MAN UP and quit complaining so much.
 
2009-09-08 02:52:05 PM  
SEEE!!!!! he died before their death panels could even get their hands on him!!!
 
2009-09-08 02:52:26 PM  
Canadian, so not very newsworthy.
 
2009-09-08 02:52:38 PM  
But can they still sell the car?


gonzogastro.files.wordpress.com
 
2009-09-08 02:52:38 PM  
Canadian found dead in hospital parking lot, where government rations the number of doctors lawyers prowling the parking lots looking for such things

FIFS
 
2009-09-08 02:52:51 PM  
notq: If this was in the U.S., the dead man would also have a bill for 100 thousand dollars because a Doctor found him. Of course the doctor decided to run several 100 tests.

Don't dare question if those were needed. You aren't a doctor.


Whoo-hoo-hoo, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive. With all dead, well, with all dead there's usually only one thing you can do.

zembla.cementhorizon.com
 
2009-09-08 02:53:07 PM  
Rev. Skarekroe: He was on a 6 month waiting list for a checkup! And this is what happened!
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!


Ugh here we go again, people who don't know what the hell they're talking about on the subject of healthcare.
 
2009-09-08 02:53:12 PM  
Considering how laid back folks are on Victoria Island, I'm not surprised that it took this long for security to notice him.

"Hey Bob, you patrol the parking lot today?"
"Meh. Went for a coffee instead. I'll do it tomorrow, maybe."
"'Kay. Whenever. Wanna grab some lunch?"
 
2009-09-08 02:53:13 PM  
What a partially decomposed body found in a car in the parking lot of Cowichan District hospital in Duncan, about 60 kilometres northwest of Victoria may look like...

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2009-09-08 02:53:48 PM  
dangerdoug: SEE!!! And you think Canadian health care is so special!!! You could DIE... ALONE... IN A CAR...

WITH A BOX OF SCRAPS!

\Oh, sorry. Wrong thread.
 
2009-09-08 02:56:23 PM  
I haven't had any problems with the health system up here. My family hasn't either. All the major stuff I have had a small wait for, but it is better than paying a massive bill that would be the equivalent of my mortgage.

My grandmother had a series of small heart attacks and they got her to the hospital in time -- a week later she was out.

My father in-law had a single massive bleed in his head and within 25 minutes he was on the table, a very young brain surgeon operated on him and he is fine.

The small stuff (c'mon, who goes to the hospital for a bad cold?), I guess we never needed to really test the strains on the system.

Sure the taxes are high here, but it's better than the alternatives.

Dude in the parking lot should have seen a doctor sooner though.
 
2009-09-08 02:56:28 PM  
Rev. Skarekroe: He was on a 6 month waiting list for a checkup! And this is what happened!
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!


1/10

or
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2009-09-08 02:56:30 PM  
Zombie drives to the hospital looking for a snack.
Dies of starvation upon realizing he'd locked himself in the car.

If we've seen it once, we've seen it a hundred times.
 
2009-09-08 02:56:54 PM  
Guy should have gone inside. They fark you at the drive thru.
 
2009-09-08 02:57:44 PM  
This happened in Springfield, Vermont a few years ago. Died from natural causes. Nothing to see here.
 
2009-09-08 02:58:18 PM  
Do you know what they charge for parking at hospitals in Canada? His estate is gone baby. It's gone...

That's right. The health care is free but the parking is approximately $7000 per day.
 
2009-09-08 02:59:30 PM  
Here in 'merica, that would never have happened. I'm sure he would have made it to the ER waiting room of the county hospital before dying after waiting several hours to see a doctor.
 
2009-09-08 03:01:00 PM  
AlgaeRancher: Usually if you want medical care you have to get out of the car and go into the hospital. I think most countries work like that.

Also medical insurance and medical care are not the same thing, you can have the best insurance in the world and it will not save you if you don't make it into the hospital.


That's what killed Lady Dianna. The French system involves stabilizing the patient in the ambulance and then transport to a hospital that specializes in that type of injury. She was fussed over for more forty minutes by two ambulance attendants and died without ever seeing a doctor or a hospital. Gotta love that socialized medicine!
 
2009-09-08 03:01:38 PM  
I've worked at 3 American hospitals in two states and am pretty sure that could have happened at any of the ones I worked at. Hospital Parking lots are huge.
 
2009-09-08 03:03:17 PM  
Here in Toronto there are 10 doctors alone accepting new patients within 5km of my house. That's not mentioning the free walk-in clinics I can visit at any time, some of which are 24 hours. The doctor I chose is walking distance from my place. WALKING DISTANCE.

The hospital monitoring my dad's ongoing medical condition (brain tumour) forwarded his history of test results to another clinic for an independent review. Without request or cost to the patient, our healthcare system provided an independently verified second opinion.

But of course, don't let my experiences interfere with your frothy mouthed rantings against public healthcare.
 
2009-09-08 03:05:22 PM  
sorhed: Here in Toronto there are 10 doctors alone accepting new patients within 5km of my house. That's not mentioning the free walk-in clinics I can visit at any time, some of which are 24 hours. The doctor I chose is walking distance from my place. WALKING DISTANCE.

The hospital monitoring my dad's ongoing medical condition (brain tumour) forwarded his history of test results to another clinic for an independent review. Without request or cost to the patient, our healthcare system provided an independently verified second opinion.

But of course, don't let my experiences interfere with your frothy mouthed rantings against public healthcare.


Keep your better standard of living off my rights. Look we just choose to have a bloated military budget instead of universal healthcare. If it wasn't for us Greenland would have invaded you guys a long time ago.

/you're welcome!
 
2009-09-08 03:08:54 PM  
Wow, that sucks. That's kinda like running out of gas in the driveway of a gas station, except you can't get out and push your body to the emergency room.
 
2009-09-08 03:09:04 PM  
Sounds like some kind of goddamned socialism. All the doctors were probably busy doing abortions.
 
2009-09-08 03:10:27 PM  
Yah!!! Chalk another one up for my hometown!!!

/Wasnt born at CDH thankfully
//Kings Daughters Hosptial FTW!!!
//Guilty of slashy and exclamation abuse
 
2009-09-08 03:16:06 PM  
Psumek: sorhed: Here in Toronto there are 10 doctors alone accepting new patients within 5km of my house. That's not mentioning the free walk-in clinics I can visit at any time, some of which are 24 hours. The doctor I chose is walking distance from my place. WALKING DISTANCE.

The hospital monitoring my dad's ongoing medical condition (brain tumour) forwarded his history of test results to another clinic for an independent review. Without request or cost to the patient, our healthcare system provided an independently verified second opinion.

But of course, don't let my experiences interfere with your frothy mouthed rantings against public healthcare.

Keep your better standard of living off my rights. Look we just choose to have a bloated military budget instead of universal healthcare. If it wasn't for us Greenland would have invaded you guys a long time ago.

/you're welcome!


Thank you! :D And thanks for getting Alaska away from those reds!
 
2009-09-08 03:17:35 PM  
Lumoclear: Dude in the parking lot should have seen a doctor sooner though.

Is that your official analysis, Dr. Obvious?
 
2009-09-08 03:19:44 PM  
notq: If this was in the U.S., the dead man would also have a bill for 100 thousand dollars because a Doctor found him. Of course the doctor decided to run several 100 tests.

Don't dare question if those were needed. You aren't a doctor.


Actually, in Canada we figured out that tests are a great way to find out stuff. We just prioritize people based on obvious need instead of ability to pay, so sometimes we have to wait for our tests. Like this poor guy who probably just went in to have his big toe x-rayed when a schoolbus full of hallucinating bleeding diabetic babies drove up and clogged the hospital for the next day. I imagine he died of starvation while furtively searching his car for the change he needed to buy a bag of ketchup chips.
 
2009-09-08 03:26:51 PM  
How could he do that???
He died without permission from the Death Panel???

/What a bastard.
 
2009-09-08 03:29:18 PM  
Europe should be a little worried that the U.S will go with socialism.

for one thing, they'll have to grow their own military infrastructure or accept the possibility of being overrun without a struggle after the U.S. disbands its mercenary forces for lack of money.

They'll also have to look elsewhere for places that will offer them care for rare diseases or expensive as hell treatments. More than a third of the kids in the cancer ward with my son were from countries with public health care. It's no accident they came to the U.S. to be treated for their specific ailments.

I'm not entirely against the concept of making care available for all but anyone who thinks that socialized medicine is perfect is just as stupid as the one who reflexively denounces it.

In any case, I'm satisfied with the care my family receives and I don't want to see that care suffer.
 
2009-09-08 03:30:06 PM  
CrankMyBlueSax: Sounds like some kind of goddamned socialism. All the doctors were probably busy doing abortions.

WIN
 
2009-09-08 03:34:47 PM  
Bennie Crabtree: notq: If this was in the U.S., the dead man would also have a bill for 100 thousand dollars because a Doctor found him. Of course the doctor decided to run several 100 tests.

Don't dare question if those were needed. You aren't a doctor.

Actually, in Canada we figured out that tests are a great way to find out stuff. We just prioritize people based on obvious need instead of ability to pay, so sometimes we have to wait for our tests. Like this poor guy who probably just went in to have his big toe x-rayed when a schoolbus full of hallucinating bleeding diabetic babies drove up and clogged the hospital for the next day. I imagine he died of starvation while furtively searching his car for the change he needed to buy a bag of ketchup chips.


I enjoyed that. But my story is TRUE!

Once I cut myself washing a wine glass and at the hospital I was in the next bed/curtainicle (a cubicle with curtains - I made that up) with a guy who had been impaled on a deer antler. We both got stitches. He was funny.
 
2009-09-08 03:35:15 PM  
praxis44241: How could he do that???
He died without permission from the Death Panel???

/What a bastard.


Seriously, his organs were no longer useful for our mandatory donor programs. Aboriginals and recent immigrants get top priority too!
 
2009-09-08 03:36:03 PM  
Rev. Skarekroe: He was on a 6 month waiting list for a checkup! And this is what happened!
WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!


-1/10

Lame, you're not even trying.
 
2009-09-08 03:36:50 PM  
Farmerjohn48pan: AlgaeRancher: Usually if you want medical care you have to get out of the car and go into the hospital. I think most countries work like that.

Also medical insurance and medical care are not the same thing, you can have the best insurance in the world and it will not save you if you don't make it into the hospital.

That's what killed Lady Dianna. The French system involves stabilizing the patient in the ambulance and then transport to a hospital that specializes in that type of injury. She was fussed over for more forty minutes by two ambulance attendants and died without ever seeing a doctor or a hospital. Gotta love that socialized medicine!


Good. One inbred waste of air down, ten thousand to go.

/That's what you get if the government only lets you work 30 hours a week.
//Anecdotal evidence is bullshiat. The French system works better than what we've got.
 
2009-09-08 03:41:57 PM  
Damn commies. I pay for regular 5 minute sweeps of my Home, office and local hospital parking lots by trained EMTs, and I'm perfectly happy with this plan.
 
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