Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hips, Knees, Tonsils and the MVNHS©: Oh, my!

Those rascally rationers at the Much Vaunted National Health Service© are on a roll. Not content to deny essential medical care to cancer patients and patients dying in the hallways, they've set their sites on the more mundane.

To wit:

"Hip replacements, cataract surgery and tonsil removal are among operations now being rationed in a bid to save the NHS money."

If memory serves (and it most assuredly does), proponents of ObamaCrap based most of their advocacy on the "fact" that British-style medical "care" delivered excellent care at substantial cost savings compared to our "broken" system.

The truth is: not so much.

Here's a sample of that superior, yet more cost-effective, health care "system:"

Cataract operations being withheld from patients until their sight problems "substantially" affect their ability to work

Tonsillectomies only to be carried out in children if they have had seven [seven!] bouts of tonsillitis in the previous year

On the other hand, they did get one thing right:

Funding has also been cut in some areas for IVF treatment

Paging Dr Berwick!
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