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."
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!
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
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
Answer by tnmomofive at 10:34 AM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 10:47 AM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 10:49 AM on Nov. 21, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 AM on Nov. 21, 2009