Skip to comments.'This is a death sentence': Pensioner with aneurysm that could kill her any minute told NHS
Posted on 02/06/2012 5:49:08 AM PST by Nachum
When great-grandmother Barbara Judge was told that she needed an operation on her aortic aneurysm and her case had been referred to a special funding panel, she assumed it was a formality. But 10 days ago, the 72-year-old received a letter which said her local NHS trust would not pay for the treatment. Without the life-saving operation, Barbara fears she could die any time. A rupture in the aneurysm--a blood balloon on the aorta--could kill her in minutes. Surgeons in London are confident they can save the grandmother-of-five, but the NHS believe they cannot afford to pay
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Welcome to government run health care.
This is Exactly Obama’s plan!
He must be confronted and defeated!
2) I believe the free market would provide better/cheaper access to health care, if allowed to work.
3) In a sustainable system, some people will not get all of the health care that they might want. The money might not be available. The needed skills might be in short supply and available on to some patients, not all patients.
4) I accept the fact that I, the people I love, and people I have never met, may end up with "a death sentence" because medical attention which might be desired, is not actually made available on demand.
5) People who demand that all of the "tragic stories" have happy outcomes, are actually campaigning for an unsustainable system of socialized medicine, though they may not realize it.
That’s only $25,000.
Scandalous - and the Brits think they have life-saving medical care for which they paid during their healthy working years?
Time to ban some elective procedures and save money for medically necessary care.
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So let her pay to have it done privately - if not in the the UK then elsewhere. What she doesn't have the money you say? Then too bad - she should have saved her money earleir. Her fellow citizens don't owe her anything. Health care isn't a right.
She should take responsibility for her self. So...get a second mortgage, have your relatives kick in, spend your savings, sell you stuff, stand on as street corner with a sign. The alternative is to take your chances. No one owes you anything. Society owes you nothing.
Excellent points. No system is going to provide everyone with all the medical care they want, when they want it. That’s just the way life is. And we’re all going to die, of something, some time.
Hard choices have to be made - but they should be made by those who have to live (or die) with the outcome, not by bureaucrats who don’t give a freep, or even worse, by death-eater ideologues who get a thrill out of having the power to kill others with impunity.
This is pure EVIL beyond words.
What is pure evil? Not forcing her fellow citizens to pay for her health care? Or forcing people's fellow citizens to pay for other people's health care?
Are those the ONLY solutions you can come up with .... or would you opt for simply letting her die?
This is the problem. The government takes all your money and crowds out competitive private insurance. This woman has no options other than depending on the government. If this were a country with private insurance and she did not purchase it, I'd agree with you if she demanded government money for the operation. Its like we all say, in creating a government system, they destroy the private system.
Well let me think about this for a minute ... It appears that there are three possibilities.
I answered your question, even though I asked first and you didn’t answer me. SO, answer now answer my question: what did you think was “pure evil?”
What would you do if this was YOUR grandmother?
So what’s the point? Socialist healthcare isn’t socialist enough? She’s got 5 grandkids, they should pitch in, take her somewhere that will do the operation, and pay for it themselves.
More to the point — what would YOU do if it were MY grandmother?
Not true. You've postulated a false dichotomy. There is nothing that says health care must only be paid either by insurance or the government. What's wrong with simply paying it herself? This is the cost of a small car. First she should have that much in savings, and if she doesn't then I can't work up much sympathy for her. If I had the choice of either having to come up with the money or dying, I'd figure out some way to get the $$$s together.
Then there is "medical tourism." She could go to some place like India where the health care is probobly better than in the UK and the prices cheaper.
Answer my question and THEN I’ll answer yours.
I would help your family search for other options and would help them to pay....and I would encourage everyone to work for a different system of health care insurance.
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