It appears from the papers that further restrictions are to be placed on availability of procedures within the NHS according to judgment as to ‘erroneous’ lifestyles by the powers that be.
Isn’t it about time the contributing population to said organisation got on their hind legs? Since when is it morally or legally acceptable to decline service to those who have already paid?
Wogs from all corners of the earth are treated free, no effort whatsoever being made to collect payment. Bizarre surgical renderings of people’s sexuality. Tits enlarged or shrunk according to whim. Anything seemingly except hip replacements or eye surgery to render life livable for the elderly, fat or smokers! Especially if they are white!
Last autumn I managed to get pleurisy, again, in the UK. Through the good offices of my hostess I managed to get a same day appointment in Llandeilo, (still get them there, not overrun with gimmigrants.) Poor doctor, I announced that I had pleurisy and asked for a specific prescription of an antibiotic I can use, (totally fatally allergic to most). all of 30 seconds. A quick cursory exam to concur with my diagnosis, out of there in 3 minutes flat! Asked for a bill at the counter, to be told it was free. Not entitled to the NHS said I, being from abroad these days. A bill please. We don’t have the facility to charge! Was the reply. At which point I enjoined my familiar diatribe about taking what was not an entitlement, refusal to be classified as a gimmigrant, plentifully garnished with woggery slurs in a suitably carrying voice etc etc. In an effort to get rid of me they admitted to having a fund for wheelchairs, aids and the like for the poor. So I contributed a cheque for 40.00 as a reasonable conversion from US medicine charges for a short office visit. They were aghast, obviously expected a tenner or something like. I never did get a bill so could not send it on to my insurance company. However I thought it well worth every penny to see the faces behind the desk and the obvious enjoyment of the rapt audience of the waiting room.
Moral of the tale, if a few more people stood up and gave it all some welly from the GP’s office upwards, something might be done. As it is, people in the UK seem to take crap from their doctors laying down, rolling over and playing dead. Which is where you’ll end up sooner rather than later if things are allowed to carry on as they appear to be progressing. My God, none of them would DARE trying to treat their patients like that here. Not even the charity cases on Medicaid.