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  • Drunken yobs should be repay costs of being treated by the NHS, says Nick Clegg (UK deputy PM)

    04/12/2013 12:51:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:46 EST, 11 April 2013Drunks injured in booze-fuelled brawls should be charged for their NHS treat | Matt Chorley and Tamara Cohen
    Drunks injured in booze-fueled brawls should be charged for their NHS treatment, Nick Clegg said today. The Deputy Prime Minister revealed he backed the idea of imposing levies on people who get “completely blind drunk and get themselves into a scrap”. An estimated two million visits are made to A&E every year for alcohol-related illnesses and injuries. Experts say the cost of alcohol to the NHS exceeds £3 billion ($4.6 billion) per year. … Clegg admitted some town and city centers have become “no-go areas” in on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. He said it was unacceptable for the taxpayer...

    07/28/2009 12:30:03 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 14 replies · 579+ views
    Gulf1-C-Dr. M. Sidney Wallace ^ | 7/28/09 | Dr. M. Sidney Wallace
    Health Care - The Simple Solutions by M. Sidney Wallace We are getting ripped off by our government. We are paying each of our elected officials hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to represent us. All they are doing is generating thousands of pages of unread documents. Leaders of the Democrat Party are publically justifying never reading what that write. They prefer to leave the decisions to government bureaucrats. Consider a few simple solutions that will not cost each tax payer an arm and leg in new taxes and will still solve the problem. Make medical insurance voluntary and...
  • Barack Obama's Health Care Fantasy

    07/16/2009 8:41:52 AM PDT · by BigKahuna · 8 replies · 520+ views
    Barack Obama’s health care fantasy, one in which we ALL will play a mandatory — though extremely subsidiary — role, is seemingly upon us. Since his return from his overseas “journey of repentance” (which shall be discussed in a later post), he has issued orders to his minions and supernumeraries in the Congress to get a plan done before the Congress recesses for August. Accordingly, at least two of the five committees attempting to craft a plan acceptable to the President and, hopefully, the American people (though this doesn’t appear to be the case, as yet) have put forth plans...
  • Swine Flu Pandemic And Why We DON'T Want Socialized Medicine

    05/01/2009 5:59:21 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 29 replies · 1,081+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | May 1, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Let's see. Obama unveils his socialized medicine plan just as the swine flu hits the headlines. The Teleprompter of the United States of America told Americans that the swine flu proved that $12.8 trillion of government spending isn't enough. You'd almost think there was a hand on a switch somewhere. The left - being the ideological partisan demagogues they are - immediately engaged in a "YES WE CAN . . . . blame the Republicans" campaign. If they didn't demonize, they wouldn't be Democrats. And when I talk about "the Dems," you know I'm referring to "the Demagogues." As a...
  • Man died after tattoo on leg became infected

    03/14/2009 10:15:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies · 1,985+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 14 Mar 2009
    A 35-year-old man died from a blood clot in his lung ten days after a tattoo on his leg became infected... John Chillingworth, of Bungay, Suffolk, was given the tattoo on his right calf by his girlfriend as a birthday present. His leg was swollen and red within two days and a scab formed. Mr Chillingworth had trouble sleeping because of the pain. He visited his GP, who cleaned and dressed the wound and gave Mr Chillingworth painkillers and antihistamines. Yet 10 days after the tattoo session, Miss Hahs returned home from work to find Mr Chillingworth lying slumped on...
  • Holocaust of the elderly: death toll in French heatwave rises to 10,000

    08/21/2003 8:16:41 PM PDT · by Kay Soze · 59 replies · 498+ views
    The Independent UK ^ | August 22, 2003 | John Lichfield
    Holocaust of the elderly: death toll in French heatwave rises to 10,000By John Lichfield in Paris 22 August 2003 The summer of 2003 will be remembered as the year of the holocaust of the French elderly. France was reeling yesterday from figures that suggested some 10,000 people - mostly over the age of 75 - were killed by this month's heatwave, double the previous estimate. As a political storm raged over blame for the deaths, President Jacques Chirac called an emergency cabinet meeting and promised an inquiry to examine "with complete openness" the failings of the health and welfare system....