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Posted by parrotpatriot on September 21, 2009

More stories about the government-run healthcare that the people in the UK supposedly love:

Restrictions on prescription of osteoporosis drugs ‘defy belief’, says leading doctor

It means that sufferers are being denied drugs that could have a major impact on their health and their quality of life. The news will reignite the debate about the evaluation system used by drugs rationing body the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
NICE has previously been criticised for banning or restricting breakthrough medicines for conditions such as breast cancer and Alzheimer’s.

 Not very NICE, huh?

‘Cruel and neglectful’ care of one million NHS patients exposed

In the last six years, the Patients Association claims hundreds of thousands have suffered from poor standards of nursing, often with ‘neglectful, demeaning, painful and sometimes downright cruel’ treatment. The charity has disclosed a horrifying catalogue of elderly people left in pain, in soiled bed clothes, denied adequate food and drink, and suffering from repeatedly cancelled operations, missed diagnoses and dismissive staff.

‘Doctors told me it was against the rules to save my premature baby’

Doctors left a premature baby to die because he was born two days too early, his devastated mother claimed yesterday. Sarah Capewell begged them to save her tiny son, who was born just 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy – almost four months early. They ignored her pleas and allegedly told her they were following national guidelines that babies born before 22 weeks should not be given medical treatment.

The mother in the article above has set up a website and Facebook group called Justice For Jayden.

See also this page for more government-run healthcare nightmares.


I’m still looking for the newest House version of BO’s government healthcare bill, but I’m not sure which one it is.  (I understood there was a new and improved version of H.R. 3200).  If anyone can help, please let me know!!


12 Responses to “Lovesick”

  1. George Jefferson said

    Terrible stories. I completely agree with you. No one should be denied medical care because of gov’t regulation. It’s terrible. By the same token, no one should be denied medical care because they can’t afford to pay.

    I’m glad to see that you put a human face on this and realize that reform is necessary.

    It’s sad to know that corporations that provide medical services WILL deny you care if they think that you are unable to pay. This leaves people with no insurance few options. And even if you have insurance you stand a real chance of losing when you most need it because a bureaucrat in some office deep in a massive insurance company has been give a quota of how many claims they need to reject.

    No human faces…just bottom lines. What a terrible situation we’re ALL in.

  2. Two words: state mandates.

    Go find out for yourself.

    If govn’t regulation wasn’t limiting a free market for insurance companies, those people could find cheaper insurance. Again, no one is denied health care in this country. NO ONE! It’s illegal for them to turn you away at the hospital and it’s illegal for them to ask if you are a legal citizen. What more do you want??? You want to upturn the GREATEST medical system in the WORLD and turn it over to the ANGELS in government? That’s so foolish. Capitalism does THE MOST GOOD for the MOST NUMBER OF PEOPLE.

  3. George Jefferson said

    Are you telling me that if I go to a pharmacy with a prescription and can’t pay for it, they are obligated by law to hand over the meds?

  4. They are not obligated to give you something you haven’t earned, no, George. If you insist on taking things from others that do not belong to you, that makes you a theif. If you ask the government to be an intermediary between you and the group, person, company that you wish to steal from, that leaves you no less guilty of theft.

    People who live on the backs of other people have another name, George. It is parasite.

    However, if you want to work for it, borrow it from a friend or family member, use a credit card, get a loan or otherwise, you can pay for it your big boy self. Yes, George, sometimes we have to do things we don’t want to do.

    And guess what! If you really need some help, you can get it from those big bad evil pharmaceutical companies!!:

    But again I ask: if reform is indeed needed (and I think so), what is proposed in HR 3200 is not reform. It’s a government take-over of medicine. Your only choice for drugs, doctors, appointments, etc. in a single-payer system is the government. Get it? Fewer choices = less freedom. All the decisions will be made by some bureacrat 100s of miles from you. Rationing comes because they have to make “standards” like the one above that says 22 weeks and the baby can live, but 21 weeks and 5 days means baby CANNOT be given care. It’s the LAW. More laws = less freedom.

  5. George Jefferson said

    I asked a simple question in response to your statement that no one is denied health care in this country. Your response was awesome! According to you, people who can’t afford health care, don’t deserve it…because they are parasites.

    How can you people call yourselves Christians? Did Jesus shout at the group of 5000 and call them bums and parasites because they were living in hardship and needed help? No, he selflessly gave to them. Why? Because, he valued everyone and knew that every person deserved to be treated with dignity.

    Calling people parasites steals their dignity away. Telling people, because they are poor, that they don’t deserve the medication their life depends upon is a terrible statement.

    Yes, more laws does equal less freedom…less freedom for greedy corporations and evil people to prey on the helpless and the poor.

  6. George Jefferson said

    One more note, we DO have the GREATEST medical system in the world…that is if you can reap it benefits.

    New study from the American Journal of Public Health Health Insurance and Mortality in U.S. Adults. I hope that you read it, although you won’t because it contradicts your world view.

  7. George Jefferson said

    You know, I got to thinking about your statement that more laws equals less freedom and I’m s little confused. It’s a powerful sounding statement that conveniently overlooks some truth in history.

    1807 The Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves – This law preserved the freedom of generations of native africans, who might have otherwise ended up on a plantation in the US or the caribbean.

    1865 Thirteenth Admendment to the Constitution – This law outlawed slavery as a practice in the US, putting the wheels in motion for freeing millions of your fellow americans (and yes, they love YOUR country)

    1919 Nineteenth Admendment to the Constitution – This law gave women the right to vote, ensuring that they had a voice in who represented them in govt.

    1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 – This outlawed racial segregation in schools, public places, and employment. Although slavery had been outlawed in 1865, black americans had ostensibly been given equal rights under the law. 1964 was a turning point for millions of our fellow countrymen.

    And let me loop back

    1791 Bill of Rights – The very foundation of our freedom is defined by a set of laws.

    So your notion of laws equaling tyranny is a fallacy. Quite the opposite. We are a nation of laws and as a people are reliant on law to ensure equality for ALL people.

  8. propaganda from American Journal of Public Health = “Currently, 46 million Americans lack health coverage.”

    propaganda from American Journal of Public Health = “Lack of health insurance is associated with as many as 44789 deaths per year in the United States”

    Show me one death certificate with the cause of death listed as “lack of health insurance”.

  9. Here’s one for ya: The law of diminishing returns

  10. “If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.”
    Winston Churchill

  11. George Jefferson said

    “Our policy is to create a national health service in order to ensure that everybody in the country, irrespective of means, age, sex, or occupation, shall have equal opportunities to benefit from the best and most up-to-date medical and allied services available.” – Winston Churchill

  12. FAIL! (Go back to top of post!)

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