Sunday, August 02, 2009

The Real Face of Socialized Medicine

Patients forced to live in agony after NHS refuses to pay for painkilling injections

This is but another example of the reality when it comes to socialized medicine in practice. This report and similar actions and decisions by the NHS in the UK, are more than evidence of the best reasons why every American should be resisting this socialist lunacy while we can.

The Government's drug rationing watchdog says "therapeutic" injections of steroids, such as cortisone, which are used to reduce inflammation, should no longer be offered to patients suffering from persistent lower back pain when the cause is not known.

Instead the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is ordering doctors to offer patients remedies like acupuncture and osteopathy.

Read the report and pay particular attention to the qualifiers being established by these British NHS boards for who will no longer qualify for treatment and why. Then ask yourself, how much longer before they establish euthanasia as a state sponsored solution to ease the rising cost of medical treatment under their socialized system of fairness in the UK.

To each according to his need? Has obviously been left out of the mission statement and goal of socialized medicine in the UK. And this is what America is preparing itself to accept?

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