Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Some for Thee, None for Me (The MVNHS©)

So you're an Englishman suffering from debilitating arthritis. You've just been told by the Much Vaunted NHS© that you can't have "a drug that is widely available in Scotland" that's deemed to be quite effective.
Across the Pond, they've taken to calling this "public services apartheid." Ouch.
In addition to the arthritis meds, there's a whole raft of cancer treatments available to Scotsmen but offlimits to the English. These include lung cancer treatment tablets, implants to fight brain tumors, and osteoporosis treatments.
The problem is exacerbated by the fact that Scotland receives some 11 billion pounds (almost $23 billion) in "financial aid" from London, which serves to stoke the flames of resentment.
So, is the MVNHS© coming apart at the seams?
Time will tell.
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