October 19, 2017

UK county denies taxpayer funded surgery for smokers and the obese

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's show, I reported on the decision by Hertfordshire County Council to deny taxpayer-funded surgery to smokers and the obese

Under the new restrictions, smokers will be forced to use a breathalyzer and only be referred for an operation if they have refrained from smoking for eight weeks. The move comes as a result of "financial difficulty" and the need save £68M. 

WATCH my video to see why this speaks to the failure of socialized medicine to provide care for all and to the moral hazard inherent in this system.

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commented 2017-10-20 11:26:33 -0400
But the UK can fund the importation of illegal aliens and potential terrorists. Lieberals are so stupid.
commented 2017-10-19 21:50:33 -0400
Stupid move. People with resources will stop paying NHC premiums and move to private insurance further robbing the crumbling system of revenues. Socialists aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer.
commented 2017-10-19 16:41:35 -0400
They are replacing us with Islam in whatever way they can conjure up. Ultimately they want us all dead.
commented 2017-10-19 15:53:28 -0400
Stephen E. – Bang on!
commented 2017-10-19 14:23:11 -0400
I wonder if the over expenditure is due to the recent influx of “migrants” and illegals? You know, the people who come and are immediately placed on welfare, receive free medical, and pay no taxes.

So, the hard working population, which pays for the “newcomers” and their housing, food, education, and medical are the ones who can be cut off from help.

Let me get this right: you have an accident – a migrant hit you with a car – and you need surgery. You’re job is to sit at a desk so you put on a few pounds and some doctor calls you obese (though this is the appearance of everyone in your family for generations and you are active in sports). People around you smoke so you stink of cigarettes. Do you get operated on in a timely manner or do you have to lose twenty pounds and take smoking tests for two months? While waiting, you die because of internal bleeding that would have been caught if you received your operation.

Meanwhile, the migrant who hit you tells the police that he didn’t know that he needed a permit to drive, so they let him go. After all, he has a job though he doesn’t have work papers, and needed to drive for work. He is on public assistance and needed something to do during the day so he can buy smokes.
commented 2017-10-19 14:19:09 -0400
All resources will go to refugees at our expense!
commented 2017-10-19 13:19:56 -0400
Ezra, in last night’s show you said, “I think it’s probably part of the left’s war on families, making men less manly, women less feminine, to have more meaningless relationships, fewer marriages, having fewer kids, that’s my theory. I could be wrong.” No, you are not wrong. For the left, the ‘progressives’ (cultural Marxists) that’s all according to their playbook, The Communist Manifesto, by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, wherein it is stated, “Abolition of the family! … The bourgeois family will disappear, in the course [of history] as its supplement [private property] disappears, and both will vanish with the destruction of capital.” The top priority of Marxism is the abolition of the family, which stands in the way of reaching their utopia.
commented 2017-10-19 12:37:43 -0400
I have commented that my dogs have better health care than we do. This is because I decide what they get, pay for it, and they never have any wait times, as opposed to being at the mercy of the Government.

We are already seeing rationing to some extent where Government controls what you get and when in Canada. Made worse by not allowing people to get their own service for things that the Government provides, or supposedly or eventually provides.
commented 2017-10-19 12:34:30 -0400
I’ve a question for Clinical Commissioning Groups in Hertfordsshire County: Does this ban also includes mohammedans, blacks, refugees & illegal migrants or it’s only for native Britons??
If, it excludes the protected class then it’s fine otherwise the County Council is made up of racist, white supremacist, bigoted people who lacks compassion for poor, downtrodden, third world invaders.
sarcasm
commented 2017-10-19 11:34:11 -0400
" Sarah Palin, former Republican Governor of Alaska, coined the term when she charged that proposed legislation would create a “death panel” of bureaucrats who would decide whether Americans—such as her elderly parents or children with Down syndrome—were “worthy of medical care”.2 Palin’s claim has been referred to as the “death panel myth”,3 as nothing in any proposed legislation would have led to individuals being judged to see if they were worthy of health care."

Anyone want to debate the point now? Canada will be next, as long as we have a Liberal government.