To save money, many hospitals hire non-English speaking doctors. Will your health issues be lost in translation? Is your health in danger?
If you have been to a clinic, hospital or Emergency Room you know the problem in dealing with medical personnel that do not speak the language, at least not our language. They may be highly qualified, competent doctors, but if there is a language barrier, how do you know you will receive proper care?
If you think this is an issue here, look at what they are experiencing in England.
Chief executive of the Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Helen Ashley said many of the problems centred on them being unable to understand English sufficiently.
The hospital is struggling to employ middle grade, registrar-level doctors
In England, citizens are covered under a national health system.
The same kind of program the folks in Washington want us to have.
Thank you, but no.
The chairman of the Burton Hospitals Trust, Jim Morrison, said: ‘I don’t want to sound racist, but some of the worst-speaking doctors that I have come across have been from Europe.
‘They are free to travel in Europe and occasionally their communication of English can be absolutely awful.’
When your only choice for health care is what the government decides what is best and you pay nothing for your care, you really can't complain, can you?
Think it can't happen here?
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