posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 07:58 PM
Obama's proposed health program is modelled on the British NHS system. We are going to become governed by the same powers correct? I just read an
article about NHS pain patients that might be denied their cortisone shots to save the NHS system 33 million pounds annually. The patients whose
quality of life relies on these shots are frantic.
It is probably cheaper for the government to place a patient on oxycodone or another generic pain drug than it is to administer the cortisone shot
(but I doubt it-cortisone is cheap). However, it is not better for the patient who can't tolerate pain drugs, and who doesn't like the 'high'
feeling of pain meds. Next, the NHS will deny those people services to deal with their addiction to pain meds. Not a good solution.
America already has socialized health care...it's called Medicare and Medicaid. It would be better to extend the current program to the poor and
lower middle class, then to come up with a more complicated, inefficient and substandard system.
For those living in England, what do you think of your health care, and what people subscribe to NHS?