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The headline of a Huffington Post article read:
For-Profit Hospitals Pushing Patients Out Too Early: ReportThe last two paragraphs read:
<sarcasm>If only they had a single-payer or public option health program in Canada or Britain!</sarcasm>
Seniors in Ontario are even being sent home from the hospital while they're still sick, the Ottowa Citizen reports. They're also being pushed out of the hospitals without adequate rehabilitation or therapy services.
The problem of sending patients home too early isn't limited to the U.S. though. The United Kingdom's National Health Service faced a scandal in 2010 after it was reported that the agency released 500,000 patients every year that were later readmitted because they were sent home too soon, according to Express.