Thursday, April 27, 2017

MVNHS© Strikes Again

As we've noted countless times, government-run healthcare means rationed healthcare. There just isn't any other way to manage costs (for certain values of "manage"). This time out, the Much Vaunted National Health System© has its sights set on those who smoke and/or need to shed a few stone:

"NHS bosses are planning a massive expansion of the controversial rationing that forces smokers and obese patients to wait months in pain before they can have surgery"

Keep in mind, this is in addition to the already scandalous wait times facing lean non-smokers.

On its face, this seems reasonable enough: after all, this is primarily about lifestyle choices one has made (to smoke or overindulge at the buffet). But here's the thing: these folks still pay the same in taxes as their non-smoking, skinny fellow Britons, yet are going to be denied timely medical care. But if the point of the exercise is "fairness" (as it seems to be), well: #Fail.

[Hat Tip: MisHum]
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