No such thing as Death Panels?

Socialized medicine is a wonderful, compassionate system that brings important care to everyone… at least, that’s what leftists in the United States and Europe keep insisting.

As the United Kingdom is finding out, however, everyone is not actually equal under health care socialism. As soon as the system starts running out of other people’s money, people are quickly pushed out… and you’d better hope that you’re not one of the unlucky ones who gets thrown aside!

That’s exactly what happened this week in Britain, as the socialized National Health System announced that patients are being banned from important surgeries if they happen to be a bit overweight or smoke tobacco.

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12 Responses to No such thing as Death Panels?

  1. Elmo says:

    Hi! We’re from the (UK) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and we’re here to help!

    Now shut up and take this pain pill for your heart condition (Barack Obama).

  2. crazyeighter says:

    You can be sure those that bump their heads on the floor five times a day won’t be banned.

  3. Exile1981 says:

    Soylent green brought to you by NHS.

  4. MMinLamesa says:

    Good. If you haven’t got the good sense to quit pouring garbage down your throat, then WhyTF should I have to pay for it

    Karl Denniger outlines how to literally save our country from the fucking ridiculous debt we’re amassing and it’s all about reforming our criminal medical system. By giving people with Type II diabetes 6 months to wean themselves off of the crap that’s killing them(and us) and then pulling the plug on anymore medical care paid for by taxpayers, we would save between, get ready, between $350-400 BILLION/year!!!

    Read it for yourself

    There are several other links detailing the ramifications and additional measures-well worth the read to see how badly we’re getting fucked

    • Wirecutter says:

      Yeah, and pretty soon it’ll be people that drink, smoke weed or beat off. Hell, we all have vices.

      • MMinLamesa says:

        We’re paying almost $400 BILLION/year for ONE preventable disease. That’s $400 BILLION that’s being stolen from everyone because stupid.

        As for drinking or smoking, if you do either, why shouldn’t your insurance premium be higher than someone who doesn’t?

        Did you read his plan and reasoning? We can not only eliminate our deficits but can actually run a surplus. Don’t you think that THSHTF will be due to an economic collapse rather then say Yellowstone blowing?

        “health insurance” costs across the country have nearly bankrupted almost every municipality.

        Don’t you believe in personal responsibility? We’re living this nightmare because that tradition has been flushed away. You want your vice, I have no problem with that but paying for the consequences should be your fucking responsibility. Why am I on the hook for someone that can’t control themselves?

        • Wirecutter says:

          You’re also assuming that everybody that smokes (or chews or drinks) is going to suffer from bad health because of it. My granddad lived to be 80, smoked and died of bladder cancer. My grandmother, who never smoked, died of lung cancer.
          What’s next, refusing to do surgery on somebody who’s spouse smokes?

  5. Padawan says:

    “You’re addicted to (illegal substance?) You have a “disease” and will recieve all the free narcan we can give you for as long as you’re addicted. Please have Medicade/Care even thpugh you have no proof of who you are or income. Welfare and food stamp recipients given first priority all the time, every time, no questions asked.”

    “You’re a type one, insulin dependent diabetic who also needs an EpiPen for your (whatever) allergy? You can’t afford the astronomical cost of said EpiPen and spend more than half of your meager monthly income from your employer on diabetic supplies and insulun? Sorry. Get in the back of the line because we can’t help you right now. Oh, and since you’re employed you don’t qualify for Medicade even though your diabetes diagnosis considers you eligible for it and your monthly income before your expenses falls well below the set guidelines. Have you considered a Marketplace plan that’ll cost you more than your total monthly income just because you’re a diabetic?”

  6. Tsquared says:

    In London you are a 69 year old, overweight, alcoholic when you fall and break your toe. How long will it be and if you can see a doctor?

  7. Jimmy the Saint says:

    Hmm, ok, Doc, you’re denying me the care I pay taxes for. So, uh, *stabs doctor in gut* I guess I’ll just opt for prison *stabs doctor in chest* and get the health care that I need there. *slits doctor’s throat* Thanks!

  8. Antibubba says:

    All health care is rationed. Usually, it’s your insurance company giving you the middle finger. You’ll appeal two or three times, then give up. Cash still is king.

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