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December 4, 2012

Ageism in UK hospitals 'leaves elderly heart attack and breast cancer victims to die'

Topics: Political News and commentaries

The British Healthcare system is a canary in the healthcare coal mine called Obamacare, and the health of the canary's patients has been going from bad, to worse, to terminal. So, for a glimpse of what to expect from government-controlled healthcare, we need only look across the pond to our British cousins.

Meanwhile ...

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Via The Daily Mail: Report warns that the elderly are being denied life-saving treatment for heart attacks and surgery following breast cancer.

It reveals the extent of age discrimination across the NHS, with doctors making "inaccurate" assumptions about patients based on their dates of birth.

This year the Government promised to end ageism in the Health Service and introduced laws that enable the elderly to sue if they are unfairly refused treatment.

But a report today warns that patients in their 50s are three times more likely to be offered an emergency treatment for heart attacks than those in their 80s.

And some hospitals are refusing to offer the treatment to anyone over 75 at all.

Read the whole thing here.

For the liberal-progressives that will claim this will not happen under Obamacare ... they need look no further than to the fact that Obama's own adviser has admitted that "We need rationing and death panels."

And then there's that huge list of Obamacare tax hikes that affect American families and small businesses.

Update: Obamacare Preview - UK Putting Sick Babies on "Death Pathway"

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Posted by Hyscience at December 4, 2012 11:37 AM



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