Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Officially tolerated tolerance in action';.

Y2K has come and gone, but climate change unfortunately and undoubtedly continues because Al Gore says it's so. As scientists, politicians, and celebrities have determined the planet must be purged of the majority for the sake of the majority, it only makes sense that those identified as fatties and smokers should logically be prior, for they are currently first on the list of "public offenders." (HT: The Mayor)

Surgery on smokers 'is wasted':

Smokers should be denied surgery on the NHS unless they kick their habit, a leading doctor has said.

In a debate published today in the British Medical Journal, Professor Matthew Peters, the head of thoracic medicine at the Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney, Australia, claims that five non- smokers could be operated on for the cost of four smokers, and that their outcomes would be better.

About a thousand patients a day are admitted to NHS hospitals in England for smoking-related diseases, at a cost of £1.7 billion a year.

But Professor Leonard Glantz, of Boston University School of Public Health, in Massachusetts, said in the journal: “It is shameful for doctors to be willing to treat everybody but smokers in a society that is supposed to be pluralistic and tolerant.”
Fuck terminal cancer patients. You are judged as taxable units, and as such, your utility is deemed marginally relative to the State.

3 comments:

Little Big Man said...

I can hear Smitherman saying the same thing...in or about October 5th, if the Liberals win again on October 4th.

rhebner said...

Our parents told us, "As long as you're living under my roof and I'm paying the bills, you'll do as I say"

As long as gov't has a monopoly on health care then we live under their roof and they can tell us to do anything they want. they'll make the rules and we'll have to play along.

Anonymous said...

I just purchased private health care insurance from the US so I can avoid this whole situation. I will just slip across the border to Detroit every time I need to see a doctor. This has worked for countless people from Windsor including my grandfather who was going to wait between 2 and 4 years for orthopaedic surgery. He slips across the border and has the surgery done in 2 weeks.

For those who are put off in major surgeries there are all sorts of "medical vacations" you can take to have your surgery done quickly and at a reasonable rate. A surgeon in Toronto that I went to high school with just accepted a foreign position in the Caribbean somewhere in a private hospital. She claims the hospital is cleaner, there are more front line staff, the labs are top of the line in technology, in short, that the hospital is way better in both the length of time it takes to get your tests and surgery and quality of care.

Other countries may think that our socialised health care is great but, to live in Canada and have access to only universally bad care is not what most of us want.