All you have to do is read the comments on this article to see where we are headed. The Brits are already there and obviously are not happy about it. But full steam ahead anyway!
Actually, I was amazed to read this comment:
I don't see why the family did not fund the drug whilst waiting for the NHS appeal. If I needed a drug to prolong my life and the NHS refused to pay for it I would pay for it out of my own savings, and expect my family to pay out of what they would inherit from me.
The family seem to have waited a long time before acting. - kerry livermore, London, England, 13/7/2010 15:26
I thought that all of our British cousins had adopted the same repugnance to the idea of "user pays" that so many of our Canadian cousins seem to cling to.