Originally posted by crazyewok
This is a exception not the rule. And its not the govermnet, it normaly hospital manages that make these desions like your health insurance makes simaliar desions.
In the UK thosuands of people who would be left to die due to lack of money in the USA get treatment. Hell in the USA I bet if mommy and dady didnt have much money that baby would have died as well or the parents would of ended up with crippling hopsital bills or in a poor quality medicare center.
O and guess what Ameriacans! We can pay to go to private hospitals too if we are not happy with the NHS!
Nicely said chap, nicely said... It would have been a clinical decision made by the consultant, if it ever happens. I can find many stories of babies who were born at 30+ weeks and survived on the NHS.
My own brother was born 7 weeks early, weighed bugger all and had renal failure, the NHS saved him. In fact, Guys & St Thomas in London is the most advanced hospital in the world for renal care.
At least we have a choice and don't have worry about having to sell our homes if we get seriously ill. I get private care through my employer (at no charge to my gross) as well as access to the NHS...