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Another British Healthcare Horror Story: UK Death Panels

Dorothy152 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 3:12 PM
While I do not favor Obamacare as it is set up, this example is not the norm in the U.K. although they do allow terminal elderly to die without unnecessary added expensive hook ups to things that keep them breathing (if they can) or the heart pumping a few more hours. My elderly relatives in the U.K. have been well and properly cared for under their NHS health programs. LLike all government programs there are abuses by individuals at times.
Frank391 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 7:11 AM
Keep drinking the Koolaid dumbtard
Michael3116 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 4:52 PM
The UK NIH is where the idea of determining eligibility for a given medical procedure is based on the patients projected future value to the state. This includes such things as future tax income to the government and individual popularity with the populace at large (why celebrities aren't denied care). The rest of us little people need to be good tax payers or it's the axe for us.

Paul Krugman assured us back in 2009 that, “In Britain, the government itself runs the hospitals and employs the doctors. We’ve all heard scare stories about how that works in practice; these stories are false.”

If that’s the case, then the British press is filled with liars who deliberately make up horror stories about their nation’s healthcare system, as you can see here, here,

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