Over in Britain, this is how officials are thinking about further rationing health care:
Patients could be denied treatment because they smoke or are overweight, Patricia Hewitt said yesterday.
The Health Secretary insisted it was right for those whose lifestyle choices could make treatment ineffective to be refused care in some circumstances….
Health trusts in Suffolk were among the first to announce that obese people would be denied hip and knee replacements on the NHS.
I guess the smokers and the obese should just tolerate their pain with a “stiff upper lip.”
BTW, this is the same Patricia Hewitt who earlier claimed that the falling number of hospital beds was a sign of success.
So not only does socialized medicine hurt patients, it makes Orwell spin in his grave.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online