Saturday, April 28, 2012

Will This Happen Here?

The Guardian has an interesting piece on denial of health care under their socializes system.

They state:

A majority of doctors support measures to deny treatment to smokers and the obese, according to a survey that has sparked a row over the NHS's growing use of "lifestyle rationing".

Some 54% of doctors who took part said the NHS should have the right to withhold non-emergency treatment from patients who do not lose weight or stop smoking. Some medics believe unhealthy behaviour can make procedures less likely to work, and that the service is not obliged to devote scarce resources to them.

I can see this happening here. One just need look at the current crop of pols in DC and start to see who we can deny service to. A smoking Chief Executive, a morbidly obese Surgeon General, how about half of Congress, the SCOTUS, a few on the overweight side there I'd say. Think how much that would save!

Just a thought.