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Why European-Style Healthcare Doesn’t Work

Too many people (Obama included) want healthcare to be more like Europe — you know, where everyone gets healthcare for free. But peel the onion a bit and you’ll find tidbits like this (from the London Telegraph), and ask yourself, do you really want this? This is the future of Obama-care and other socialized solutions:

Doctors are calling for NHS treatment to be withheld from patients who are too old or who lead unhealthy lives.

Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone.

Fertility treatment and “social” abortions are also on the list of procedures that many doctors say should not be funded by the state.

Oops. No abortions either. Nobody will be happy with a system like this. No abortion-on-demand, treatment rationing, and in the end more financial mess which will require another “bailout”.

There is no free lunch.

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1 Comment

  1. averageuscitizen says:

    My mother in law is British and she is happy with her health care system. When you look at private insurance in this country, you only have to read your contract to discover that if you have asthma, diabetes, are obese or smoke, you may not be able to get insurance at all, at any price.

    I was laid off two years ago and applied for personal health insurance. I was turned down, because I snore. The insurance company classified it as sleep apnea, yet I saw two doctors who said that I absolutely do not have sleep apnea. The insurance companies came to a different conclusion. DENIED Can’t buy it..PERIOD, from ANY insurer at any price. Flat out denial. For SNORING!!! The only way I can get insurance is to do it through my business, where the law does not allow someone to be turned down. It’s more expensive than personal insurance, but at least I can have SOME coverage.

    If insurance companies only want to insure people in perfect health, then we are in a world of trouble. That is not how a free market is supposed to work. That is the elitist market.

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