Posts Tagged healthcare

Long Island Hospitals To Ask About Gun Ownership

From Newsday:

Starting later this month, Northwell staff at two Long Island hospitals and a third on Staten Island will add a question to their routine screening of emergency room patients: Do you have a gun in your house?
The question is part of a new screening program designed to analyze patients’ risk for firearm injury.
The program will be funded under a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that Northwell received to study gun violence prevention.

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If Your Doc Asks About Guns, Lie

From The Federalist Papers:

The point is that in a political and cultural environment that is increasingly hostile to the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners, telling anyone outside your immediate family that you are armed is a risk. It’s a risk because that information will go on your medical record and if they don’t already, the feds will soon have access to all your medical records.
And it’s only a small step until one day when liberals control all the levers of government and can impose mandatory gun registration or confiscation.

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Veterans Choice Bill

From MilitaryTimes.com:

Under the bill, any veteran who uses VA health services would be able to use Veterans Choice, a program introduced last year that allows veterans to seek treatment at private health facilities if they live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or have to wait more than a month for an appointment.

That doesn’t go far enough. No veteran should be required to use the VA if they don’t want to. They should be given the money for their healthcare directly or via vouchers and they should be able to decide for themselves where they get their care.

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Battlefield Healthcare Summit

Battlefield Healthcare Summit:
Pre and Post Deployment Combatant Care

Battlefield Heathcare SeriesSeptember 20 – 22, 2010
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, San Diego, CA

IDGA’s 13th Battlefield Healthcare event: Pre and Post Deployment Combatant Care. IDGA’s Battlefield Healthcare summits are highly recognized and respected forums where members of the military healthcare community can come together for advanced and focused discussions on up to date clinical treatment techniques, lessons learned from the battlefield, and panel discussions that also allow participants to earn continuing education (CME and CE) credits.

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