Tuesday, July 27, 2010

MVNHS©: Death Panels alive and well

One may argue over the efficacy and/or morality of end-of-life care, but it has long been a personal choice. The emphasis, however, appears to be on the "has been" piece; it appears that the MVNHS©:

"Plans to cut hundreds of thousands of pounds from budgets for the terminally ill, with dying cancer patients to be told to manage their own symptoms if their condition worsens at evenings or weekends."

Sorry mumsy!

And that's just the beginning. One of the primary models for ObamaCare© (now spearheaded by a major MVNHS© proponent, by the way), facing major budget setbacks, seems to have no choice but to implement some pretty draconian health care rationing:

"■ The closure of nursing homes for the elderly.

■ A reduction in acute hospital beds, including those for the mentally ill

■ Tighter rationing of NHS funding for IVF treatment, and for surgery for obesity."

Actually, three out of four isn't bad: there's no medical reason to cover IVF in the first place. But at a time when the Brits are focusing so (ahem) heavily on childhood obesity, one would think that this would be a no-no.

Which leaves one to ponder: did the Brits have to "pass it to see it," too?
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