but once you start being selective of who can access the NHS and for what reasons then it is a slippery downward spiral to the end of the NHS.
hopefully that's where we will get to one day, the NHS is a crumbling relic, once it is privatised and people have to start paying they may at last start taking responsibility for their actions.
it makes me laugh how people will happily pay for everything else in their lives - holidays, gadgets, luxuries, drink, cigs, whatever, but then they scream blue murder at the thought of having to pay for their health.
let's privatise it all and have those that use it the most pay the most - whether they be drunken A & E yobs, 50 a day smokers, or obsessive eaters.
this country has far too many people taking the p1ss and it's high time they were dealt with.
right, lets clear this up (as someone that worked in medical insurance, I know what I am talking about)
The NHS is at capacity, it isnt because of the obese, or anything else, its because there are very few state run health services in the world, we lead where others follow and a lot of countries wish their health system was a patch on ours. Then again until you have been taken seriously ill abroad- i.e a cancer scare abroad like I had in 2008, its not something that is well known.
Like I said, I worked in private medical insurance, I worked out that I couldn't afford insurance for myself and mrs apex, if we sold our car, didnt have a holiday or any luxuries we might just be able to afford for one of us to have cover. anything pre existing would not be covered, and that means anything we have been to the doctors for within a set number of years. not covered. ever.
remember my cancer scare that i mentioned above? it was my first of 2 so far, the first means that one day i will probably need a kidney transplant, i am determined to bring my bmi down from 28 to below 20, if/when i need that, the last thing i need is a doc saying 'you need to be lighter first'