Here’s what’s going down in the UK. The British National Health Service (NHS) to save money in their single payer system is temporarily banning surgeries on people who smoke and those who are obese. Patients who smoke must quit for at least eight weeks before non-urgent surgery, and obese people must lose weight before the NHS gives the go-ahead. Don’t worry it’s on temporary -they’ll have more money later -yeah right!
Hey if this catches on here, it means Michael Moore will have to go to his favorite health care mecca (Cuba) the next time he needs surgery. It may be worth it!
This is a brilliant idea! It’s low hanging fruit. Just think how many smokers and fat people there are. Trust me, I recently got back from the Mid-west. Nearly everyone is F-A-T!
The Dims all want single payer. Single payer is what the Brits have. But fortunately there are still some (not a lot, but enough) Republicans who won’t openly declare that they are socialists, so it hasn’t happened yet.
But Trump is making it easier for the Dims. Last Thursday said he was ending the illegal, unconstitutional funding to insurance companies. A federal judge had long ago declared those payments ($7 billion a year!) illegal, So yea! Trump was upholding the law.
Then as usual the whining from the libs started. “Trump is deliberately sabotaging Obamacare.” Well yes, that’s what he promised to do to help it die since it is not doing what it was supposed to do at the price promised and was, once again –> illegal, unconstitutional. The sooner it dies, the sooner all parties come together with a better, hopefully market based, patient-centered plan.
But less than a week later Trump has caved and made a deal with the devil; the Democrats. They agreed to extend the illegal, unconstitutional payments to insurance companies for 2 more years. Sometimes the guy just has no spine! This 2 year extension will renewed and renewed until the Dims get power again. And when they do they’ll pass single payer health care.
This rationing & delaying of treatment is a feature of total government control of a country’s health care system. Decisions are made by bean-counting bureaucrats who don’t really care about patients or their families.
Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)
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