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Sam Adams
Member
Sun Jul 01 11:33:42
http://kom...-reduce-unnecessary-treatments

LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Health Service has proposed cutting back on operations including breast reductions and anti-snoring treatments as part of plans to save money
Sam Adams
Member
Sun Jul 01 11:34:57
"The list of 17 treatments under consideration to be halted or reduced includes tonsil removals and procedures for carpal tunnel, hemorrhoids and varicose veins. Authorities will discuss the proposals next week."
Seb
Member
Sun Jul 01 11:57:43
Sam:

So, people will now need to get insurance or pay for these themselves?

As opposed to the US where... oh.
Rugian
Member
Sun Jul 01 12:21:05
"Britain's National Health Service has proposed cutting back on operations including breast reductions"

Is there a single person on this board who's honestly outraged about this?
Dukhat
Member
Sun Jul 01 12:28:28
Pretty sure most cuckservatives are morbidly-obese so yeah, they must be very upset that their big juicy titties will stay that way.
Paramount
Member
Sun Jul 01 12:35:18
lol
hood
Member
Sun Jul 01 14:14:39
"Sam:

So, people will now need to get insurance or pay for these themselves?

As opposed to the US where... oh."

As if they aren't already paying for them via raised taxes? Let's not pretend the money to pay for single payer just comes from a magic money tree.
Hrothgar
Member
Sun Jul 01 14:26:06
As long as the taxes to pay for universal health care coverage provide more coverage than an equivalent amount of insurance premiums do - then the argument for the insurance is on the losing side of logic.
Seb
Member
Sun Jul 01 14:43:54
Hood:
Well, if taxes were high enough to cover these, they wouldn't be cutting them.

I surely don't need to wheel out the cost per user figures? It's a well known fact the UK (public plus private) health spend is much lower than the US per capita with better results.

Seb
Member
Sun Jul 01 14:47:18
http://en....ture_per_capita_by_country.svg

Hilariously, the UK spends less per capita of public money on health than the US.

Yeah, let's all adopt the US system.
Hot Rod
Revved Up
Sun Jul 01 16:55:26

Why not just raise taxes?

Surely there is some OPM left somewhere.

Sam Adams
Member
Sun Jul 01 17:10:56
Hilariously, the uk has a much weaker economy than the us. Lol@seb.
hood
Member
Sun Jul 01 20:19:20
@ seb:

It should be noted that government funded healthcare is almost entirely high risk populations (old, poor, old and poor). Certainly, the US is not good at spending per capita for that group of people.

However, our private systems are only about 10% higher than the UK (bottom page, $4500 per capita):

http://www...a/Downloads/res-Highlights.pdf

And this is including our ridiculous cost of drugs, mind you, which would close that gap to about 5% above UK.
Seb
Member
Mon Jul 02 04:45:17
Hood:

The denominator is total population, not recipients.

So US public figure is flattering. It's only paying for a segment of needs, not all as the UK is.

Seb
Member
Mon Jul 02 09:14:08
Hotrod:

We could, but should elective procedures be covered? And might that tax mondy be better spent on something else?

This is what politics is all about.
murder
Member
Mon Jul 02 15:51:37

"As if they aren't already paying for them via raised taxes? Let's not pretend the money to pay for single payer just comes from a magic money tree."

Yeah, but as is usually the case, people want everything covered without their taxes ever going up.

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