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Posted on 04/09/2012 8:17:32 PM PDT by Nachum
When Kenneth Warden was diagnosed with terminal bladder cancer, his hospital consultant sent him home to die, ruling that at 78 he was too old to treat.
Even the palliative surgery or chemotherapy that could have eased his distressing symptoms were declared off-limits because of his age.
His distraught daughter Michele Halligan accepted the sad prognosis but was determined her father would spend his last months in comfort. So she paid for him to seen privately by a second doctor to discover what could be done to ease his symptoms.
Thanks to her tenacity, Kenneth got the drugs and surgery he needed and as a result his cancer was actually cured. Four years on, he is a sprightly 82-year-old who works out at the gym, drives a sports car and competes in a rowing team.
You could call his recovery amazing, says Michele, 51. It is certainly a gift. But the fact is that he was written off because of his age. He was left to suffer so much, and so unnecessarily.
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What would you do -if, under Obamacare they refused service to you, or a loved one because of your age?
It’s too bad the Peons of Euro won’t revolt. They have been turned into sheep over the past few decades.
Drs. would have been penalized for taking paying patients. The only way to go would have been to fly to another country for private care. I think that is one reason Hillarycare foundered.
My 91 year old mother just had hip surgery for a broken hip.
it won’t be an IF. With O care it is a guranatee. I can only hope that SCOTUS saves us from that dictator
What these @$$hat liberals refuse to see, is that the criteria for “no treatment” will devolve until your 3 day flu just went into day 4.
That’s what the dirt firsters want. People GONE!
Perhaps obama will load up a convoy of cargo ships packed with aspirins and send them to England. It would take care of all of their medical problems. He can call it a modern-day Lend Lease Program.
I'm realistic about all living things having their season as the Bible says. If I'm stricken with a terminal disease I'll try to die with some grace and class. I have no interest in bankrupting my family or the taxpayers with outrageously expensive and fruitless end-of-life procedures.
But if I'm pushed into government-proscribed early suicide, some elitist bureaucrats and a few others in the liberal medical establishment will join me in my death throes. I happen to be in the affected age group and from my earlier theater training I know how to make a dramatic exit. This totalitarian bullshit has to stop and I have no problem being among the first to risk his life, fortune and sacred honor.
I’d make sure I took a few of those responsible for my denial of care with me.
“What would you do -if, under Obamacare they refused service to you, or a loved one because of your age?”
You’d do what his daughter did - pay for private care which I expect you already do.
I’m a little confused - does the proposed Obamacare ban people from using private healthcare entirely, or do they both co-exist?
In the UK the NHS exists alongside private healthcare and if you don’t want to pay for private you go NHS.
I understand completely. I am careful what I post on the internet anymore because that is what they use against you. May good fortune and health be yours.
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The British rationing agency literally has the acronym...NICE
I think it was more like, if the doctor took ANY money for HillaryCare, then he could not accept payment outside HillaryCare. So a doctor taking paying patients would have to limit his practice to only paying patients.