Obamacare Alert: Half a Million Patients Sent Home Too Soon Each Year
Here’s a glimpse into the future under your Pelosi-Obama-Reid health care plan…
500,000 hospital patients sent home too soon every year (and 1,500 a day readmitted for emergency care)
The Daily Mail reported:
More than 500,000 patients every year are readmitted to hospital after apparently being sent home too soon, alarming figures reveal.
Labour’s waiting-time targets have been blamed for the 50 per cent rise in emergency readmissions of patients within days of them being discharged.
Critics said it was a scandal that almost 1,500 a day were apparently being released before they are well enough, harming their recovery.
They say the targets put pressure on hospitals to discharge people early to free up beds and have turned the NHS into a ‘revolving door’.
Elderly patients are particularly vulnerable if they are sent home too soon, charities warned. There are also fears hospitals are trying to cash in from being paid twice to treat the same patient.
And, yet Obama says your “fearmongering” for pointing out these obvious flaws of nationalized health care.