Single-payer health care is just so wonderful!

From The Telegraph: Obese patients and smokers banned from routine surgery in ‘most severe ever’ rationing in the NHS By Henry Bodkin • 2 September 2016 • 10:00pm Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale. …

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€urosclerosis, part 3: Greece and its collapsing health care system

From : Health System Reflects Greece’s Ills BY CHARLES FORELLE ATHENS—A few years ago, George Gianakouras, a retired salesman of hotel supplies from the Greek port town of Volos, was feeling sluggish. His doctors diagnosed heart disease. He was given cardiac drugs and scheduled for angioplasty and stenting at a hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece’s second …

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