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.
Actually what the Brit commenter seems to not know about his own NHS is that if a British subject funds their own treatment they are no longer eligible for NHS, so this guy would have gotten one dose of the drug and then been thrown off the NHS roles and how much of the drug could he afford?
Nationalized health is a death sentence to anyone who is old or has a disease that costs a little more than the government wants to pay.
posted on 07/13/2010 12:07:37 PM PDT
If kicked out of the NHS altogether this means a lot of medications would have to be paid out of pocket, not just the medication in question.
Can’t yank any of those puppet strings out of the hands of the death panels, ya know!
posted on 07/13/2010 12:54:07 PM PDT
by HiTech RedNeck
(I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
so this guy would have gotten one dose of the drug and then been thrown off the NHS roles and how much of the drug could he afford?
Add to that the fact Brits are taxed at a 60%+ tax rate LARGELY TO FUND NHS. And your tax rate doesn't go down just because you get dropped from the NHS roles. So with that much of your income being confiscated, really...how much could you afford?
The vicious cycle of socialism.
posted on 07/13/2010 1:11:22 PM PDT
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posted on 07/13/2010 2:08:22 PM PDT
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