Britain begins rationing operations

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...-nhs-begins-rationing-operations-2327268.html

    Cataracts, hips, knees and tonsils: NHS begins rationing operations

    By Oliver Wright, Whitehall Editor

    Thursday, 28 July 2011

    Hip replacements, cataract surgery and tonsil removal are among operations now being rationed in a bid to save the NHS money.

    Two-thirds of health trusts in England are rationing treatments for "non-urgent" conditions as part of the drive to reduce costs in the NHS by £20bn over the next four years. One in three primary-care trusts (PCTs) has expanded the list of procedures it will restrict funding to in the past 12 months.
     
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    Brings back memories of when we went to the gypsies for our medicines back in the 30's and 40's.

    In my opinion, medical care has been mismanaged and abused for years, and something has to be done. People run to NHS for the sniffles. Benefits should be for the needy, not the greedy and lazy.

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