Latest performance data reveal number of English patients waiting more than 18 weeks has risen by 26% in last year
"Resist, we much. Weï»¿ must, and we much. About that, be committed."
The problem with rationing is not giving proper care because the physician is denied (by the insurance companies) the tools they need to make accruate diagnonsis.
Rather than viewing it as sad, I see it as pragmatic. And rather than depending on government, I see it as the able helping the less able.
Too many on the right only care about themselves.
There is more.
Philosophy right now the Judeo-Christian viewpoint is predominate.
When my body and my mind are no longer at the point where there's decent quality of life, I want to be able to say farewell to my loved ones with some degree of dignity--and go. Death comes to all of us, nobody "gets out" alive. Am not sure why we don't look at our mortality more realistically, but MANY act as though the cycle is something to be thwarted, impossible though that is. My father is 89 and in declining health. He seems to think that barring dying in his sleep, every medical intervention available ought to be his. Of course, with each procedure, his chances of dying in his sleep dwindle. He doesn't seem to understand the linkage. Currently, there are few if any boundaries on prolonging life with just about any medical advance available--if you have money and/or insurance. But those interventions aren't free, aren't cheap, and aren't necessarily going to "solve" certain issues. At the very least, somebody has to pay the monetary cost. In regards to health care, I don't know why we act as though it's something which ought to automatically be delivered unquestioningly without thought to cost or need. We don't act that way about food--go into a supermarket and take anything you want, bill it to someone else or even if you can pay for it, try to take waaaay more than you need.
No system is "perfect".
What state is your mother in?