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January 28, 2008

Brit doctor's plan to save NHS money

Stop treating unhealthy people and the elderly.

Doctors are calling for NHS treatment to be withheld from patients who are too old or who lead unhealthy lives.

Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone.

Treating only people who are healthy and don't need treatment will certainly simplify things dramatically.

The denial of services approach to "useless eaters" was tried in the past, apparently with considerable reduction in treatment costs as a result...the services denied being things like food and air.


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