February 4th, 2009


The Glories of Government Health Plans

As it turns out, shortages of doctors and limited capacity for hospitals sometimes means that people die. He was turned down for treatment at 14 hospitals, and, because of how long that took, longer than the golden hour, he died.

That wasn't the record of turndowns, though. The article mentions a woman who had been turned down by 49 hospitals in Tokyo before finding treatment in 2007.