The Caring Left

January 27, 2008

Don’t treat the old and unhealthy, say doctors

Doctors are calling for NHS treatment to be withheld from patients who are too old or who lead unhealthy lives.

So much for the caring and compassionate left. Unless I’m mistaken, aren’t they the ones constantly complaining about government interfering with their lives? I guess as long as the government doesn’t listen to your phone conversations then they can do as they please.

Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone.

What? Not enough money?  It won’t happen in this country, right?

Fertility treatment and “social” abortions are also on the list of procedures that many doctors say should not be funded by the state.

I can hear the left screaming now.  You cannot deny them the Holy Grail of medical procedures- Abortion.

About one in 10 hospitals already deny some surgery to obese patients and smokers, with restrictions most common in hospitals battling debt.

And with all the obese people in our country… what will happen to them? Is this how our government will save money? Promise free medical care then limit the snot out of it? You get what you vote for.

Among the survey of 870 family and hospital doctors, almost 60 per cent said the NHS could not provide full healthcare to everyone and that some individuals should pay for services.

But it’s our right to free health care!

Ninety-four per cent said that an alcoholic who refused to stop drinking should not be allowed a liver transplant, while one in five said taxpayers should not pay for “social abortions” and fertility treatment.

Sure, put the government in charge of your health and let them do polls and surveys to find out what they will/will not cover for you. Is this what you lefties really want?