Friday, October 17, 2014


When it comes to healthcare the worse possible scenario is having an incident involving the state of Texas, it's governor, Rick Perry, and a serious outbreak of a contagious disease.

For starters;

Rick Perry upholds the right of Texans to have the worst health care in the country

First, he told the interviewer that our state won’t participate in health care expansion because the real issue is freedom: “We’re just not going to be a part of socializing health care in the state of Texas.’’

Add to this; 

Texas was“Rated "weak" or "very weak" in nine of 12 health delivery categories, Texas dropped from 47th place in 2010 to 51st in 2011, behind all other states and Washington, D.C.,’’according to the Houston Chronicle.

The lead author of the federal study told the Chronicle that one factor in the ranking was the high proportion of residents who lack any form of health insurance.

In fact, Texas has the nation’s highest rate of uninsured people; more than 25 percent of Texans lack medical coverage.

You end up with; 

Dallas Hospital That Treated First US Ebola Patient: 'We Made Mistakes'

Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas, the hospital that treated the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US, has for the first time apologized for mishandling the case.

Early reports indicated that the hospital sent Thomas Eric Duncan home with antibiotics the first time he sought care, even though he mentioned that he was recently in Liberia, one of the countries at the epicenter of the worst Ebola outbreak in history. By the time Duncan returned to the emergency room, his symptoms had worsened considerably and many more people had been exposed to the virus.
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