Monday, March 26, 2012

The Joys of Socialized Medicine, And Age Discrimination

Seems that government control of your health care isn't all it's cracked up to be. Elderly dying due to 'despicable age discrimination in NHS' - Telegraph
According to research published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, there would be 14,000 fewer deaths from cancer in those aged over 75 per year if if mortality rates from cancer matched those in America.
How can this be? America has better health care than the UK and its National Health-care System?

Of course we. We don't cut people off care when they are 75. (My father lived to 93. 15 years or so after he was diagnosed with cancer.) But the facts won't bother those in love with socialized medicine.

The reason the Brits are seeing so many "extra deaths" is that they aren't treating people (much) over 70 or 75.
A survey found six in ten trainee oncologists had not received training in the additional care needs of the elderly such as preventing falls and incontinence management. This is despite half of all cancers occuring in the elderly, the report found
Why worry about the elderly. They can't support the state. (That is pay taxes, for those of you not paying attention.)

This is what happens when government takes control. The bean-counters take control. Despicable.

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