Saturday, August 15, 2009

Healtcare, the U.S. - U.K. difference

Per Stein -
The problem with government health systems is not that they pull the plug on Grandma. It’s that Grandma has a hell of a time getting plugged in in the first place. The only way to “control costs” is to restrict access to treatment, and the easiest people to deny treatment to are the oldsters. Don’t worry, it’s all very scientific. In Britain, they use a “Quality-Adjusted Life Year” formula to decide that you don’t really need that new knee because you’re gonna die in a year or two, maybe a decade-and-a-half tops.
Of course that won't work in the United States. Obama's Government Death Counselors will have a very high mortality rate, as Grandpa, and even Grandma, decide that they aren't going out alone.

Go ahead, make my day.

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