Thursday, November 19, 2009

Meanwhile, Over at the MVNHS©...

Woe to the British citizen who develops liver cancer. That great example of socialized medicine continues to implement its own brand of Death Panel (coming soon to a hospital near you?):

"The health watchdog has blocked a critical liver cancer drug, saying it is too pricey for the state health service ... the drug — Nexavar — is one of the only options left, and it has been shown to prolong life by almost four months on average."

Of course, some lives are more equal than others, and the Brits have apparently decided (much like our Congress) that sickies really should move on.

Of course, that's only bad news for those folks fortunate enough to live long enough to even get liver cancer. If you're a baby Brit, then you'd better hope you went full-term:

"Doctors left a premature baby to die because he was born two days too early, his devastated mother claimed."

The infant was born about 4 months early, and so his life was deemed unimportant enough to waste precious health care dollars in saving. What a compassionate system.

Quick - let's have that here!
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