Chicago area hospitals turning away patients due to severe flu season. How fitting is it that the first preview of how badly Obamcare is going to work comes to Chicago?

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MGAP January 8, 2013 at 10:01 am

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This is somehow Bush’s fault or possibly Dick Cheney and Halliburton…

StrinaM January 8, 2013 at 11:18 am

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No it’s Romney’s Corporate Greed that caused it. It’s sooooooo obvious! (Snark)
There Crowley, said it for you. Now you can go troll another thread.

drb January 8, 2013 at 10:15 am

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She who shall not be named must be pleased.

poppajoe49 January 8, 2013 at 6:05 pm

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Hey, now that Obamacare is affecting insurance rates, nobody can afford insurance, so they’re going to the ER.
Wasn’t that the plan all along? She who shall not be named told us that was how it’s supposed to work, right?

Jim Stewart January 8, 2013 at 10:16 am

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Chicago hospitals are probably full with victims of Chicago’s gun ban.

danybhoy January 9, 2013 at 2:36 pm

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No, but the morgues are.

MKR148 January 8, 2013 at 10:23 am

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“This season, 18 children have died from flu-associated deaths.” We must Demand a Plan from Obama!!!!! Ban the Flu! Do it for the children!!!

StrinaM January 8, 2013 at 11:20 am

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Of course no mention of the nearly 334,000 kids that Planned Parenthood brags about killing last year. Just proof that the whole gun control thing has absolutely nothing to do with protecting kids.

PsychoDad January 8, 2013 at 10:35 am
sa_rose January 8, 2013 at 5:36 pm

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Actually, most people with the flu don ‘t need to be hospitalized. THey need to stay home, stop spreading the virus, drink lots of fluids and REST. Some comfort measures may include decongestants, a pain reliever (Tylenol or Ibuprofen, Aleve) and fever reducer. They should monitor their temperature (ANYONE can read a digital thermometer) and if they can’t break their fever, or start having colored crap from their noses or the junk they cough up, call the doc. Let me reiterate. STAY HOME AND QUIT TRYING TO MAKE THE REST OF US SICK!

flashingscotsman January 9, 2013 at 9:29 am

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“(ANYONE can read a digital thermometer)”

We’re talking about people who dropped out of Chicago public schools, Rose.

sa_rose January 9, 2013 at 9:34 am

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I stand by it. We used to get the excuse that they didn’t know what their fevers had been because they couldn’t read a standard thermometer. Well now they are digital, and if you can figure out how much to pay for your dope, and what bullets fit in your gun, you can read a digital thermometer. And they give them away, so they wouldn’t even have to dip into their dope money to buy one.

poppajoe49 January 9, 2013 at 10:36 pm

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They’ll freak out when the thing reads E01.
They won’t realize it’s upside down.

Joe January 8, 2013 at 7:22 pm

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I think the media is the fault for that. If you’re an average, semi-healthy adult, it’s only the freakin’ flu, miss a few days of work, watch the Price is Right, and get over it. The vast majority of those who die from the flu are either old, young, or have some other kind of underlying problem.

The media just hypes everything for profit. Even Drudge on this one. It’s the flu, it happens every year, and every year the media try to make it look like the end of the world.

Combine the media’s relentless sensationalism with our growing culture of dependance, and once a person gets a little sick they run to the hospital thinking they’re going to die, looking for someone to take care of them.

Add Chicago to that, where they’re all idiots, and this is what happens.

danybhoy January 8, 2013 at 10:52 pm

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This used to be Michell Obama’s job, so this is nothing new.
Carry on.