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Current UK rationing board closely mirrors Democratic health care plan!

Is this REALLY what you want?

"What NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) has become in practice is a rationing board...NICE has become the heavy that reduces spending by limiting the treatments that...citizens are allowed to receive through the NHS."

"...NICE ruled against the use of two drugs...that prolong the life of those with certain forms of breast and stomach cancer."

"The U.K. has recently been absorbed by the cases of several young women who developed cervical cancer after being denied pap smears by...the Cervical Screening Programme, which in order to reduce government health-care spending has refused the screens to women under age 25."

"...NICE...undercuts the...argument that vast health savings can be gleaned simply by automating health records or squeezing out "waste." Britain...ultimately has concluded that it can only rein in costs by limiting care."



Asked by LoriKeet at 10:13 AM on Nov. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • "Hey as long as you ladies keep your private insurance there's no problem! I on the other hand have 0 insurance right now so any coverage is good coverage!"

    Hey anon, if you don't have insurance NOW, how the heck are you going to pay for the $15,000 a year premium of the government plan? I don't know about you, but the premium for the government plan is more than my house payment.

    If you have an extra $15,000 a year, you can PAY CASH for medical care. Or are you thinking the plan is free? Nope, it will have premiums, deductibles, and co-payments.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:03 PM on Nov. 21, 2009


    The panel that has been pushing back mammograms and cervical cancer screenings sound eerily similar to that of the UK panel/board that has been doing the exact same thing!


    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:15 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • But LOoOori...THAT wont happen HEEEEEEERRRRREEEEEE. We can TRUST EVERYTHING our govt tells us.......even tho there is NO money and we have WAY MORE people!

    eye rolling


    Answer by momof030404 at 10:24 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Found this POLITICO discussion forum on the mammogram recommendation. I think he says it BEST! LOL

    From Lanny Davis Attorney and Democratic strategist:

    "In the history of politically brain-dead, utterly stupid, completely insensitive comments by an authorized U.S. Government entity -- "task force" I think is what they call themselves -- I would categorize recommendation of this task force that women in their forties not get mammograms because of the "cost benefit" equation of "only" 1/1000 (or is it 1/10,000 or is it who cares? ) of deaths vs. "false positives and unnecessary anxieties" as the worst of the worst of the worst.



    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:30 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Not surprised..all the talk of rationing will happen isnt so damn crazy afterall and yes it can and will happen here if we allow it to..

    Women under 25 huh? There is something called VD (venerial disease) one of which is vaginal warts that if not detected (by PAP SMEAR) early on and then taken care of can turn cancerous..

    So lets just deny all of these young ladies the chance to survive..ugh sick

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:30 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • "Their logic should be used to explain to the one woman out of who cares how many who is about to die because she followed their "cost-benefit" advice and didn't get a mammogram that could have saved her life.


    Maybe one member of that task force will have a mother or sister or even herself who is the one about to die due to following this stupid, idiotic, insensitive "guideline."

    Makes me want to rethink my liberal philosophy of leaning to trust government solutions. Might even lead me to be a conservative."


    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:32 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Mammograms have saved many young womens lives..because they were preformed BEFORE the age of 50! Had they not had them done alot would not be alive today..all over breast cancer which when caught early has a VERY HIGH survival rate now here in America..but these goons want to take us BACKWARDS

    anyone with any amount of sense knows this is effed up!

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:34 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • C'mon libs...why are you hiding?!?! Why don't you tell us again how conservatives are wrong, how we're haters and fear-mongers!!! LOL

    Answer by LoriKeet at 10:47 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • Finally at 95% survival rate for breast cancer!

    UHC for everybody, so everybody can get just a lil' bit of care!

    That's just great!

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:49 AM on Nov. 21, 2009

  • New pap smears recommendations are from American College of OB/ Gyn, not from some independent study group.
    It is every individual's personal choice. There are so many factors what to consider. Family history ,results of last pap smears and so on.
    Nobody will not send patients away when they want to have pap smear or mammogram yearly. For me it is not liberal or conservatives issue , so OP keep your attack to yourself!
    I 'm a nurse-midwife .

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 AM on Nov. 21, 2009