Archive for April 6, 2015
The U.S. healthcare system is currently going through quite a few changes, and although the end goal is to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for all Americans, right now it seems like the exact opposite has occurred. Many people simply can’t afford health insurance and therefore never see regular family care physicians for health concerns; at the same time, even though more people are visiting hospital emergency rooms as a result, dozens of hospitals and ERs across the country have closed due to their own financial troubles.
This trend has resulted in more urgent care facilities springing up everywhere — not just domestically, but in plenty of other countries as well.
No matter who they are, everyone has likely had a day where they simply didn’t feel up to their normal tasks because of a cough or runny nose. Unfortunately, if you’re going to take time out of your busy schedule, your boss or teacher will often require you to bring a doctor’s note in the following day to explain your absence. While these requirements are put in place to encourage accountability, an understandable quality, this can often be unnecessarily difficult. Now, it seems that one doctor in the United Kingdom is taking a stand: a caustic note they wrote to one employer is currently making its way around the web, delighting everyone who has ever felt unable to take time off.
In late March, a company in the UK reportedly demanded that their employee prove that that he had a simple cold. Fortu