Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Health care for those over age 65 in Britain

Here is a Telegraph article    from Britain that should give Vermonters pause over Vermont's proposed single pay health care.  As Charlie has indicated in his blog post, "Hsiao and the Chocolate Factory",  the focus of Vermont's  plan is cost containment, not quality care.  What better way to contain costs than to treat the elderly like throwaways?  The money quote from the Telegraph: 

"A study of pensioners who suffered appalling treatment at the hands of doctors and nurses says that half were not given enough to eat or drink. One family member said the maltreatment amounted to “euthanasia”.
Some were left unwashed or in soiled clothes, while others were forgotten after being sent home or given the wrong medication." .

1 comment:

  1. Canada's health care is not much better. The Fraser Institute recently reported that the waiting time for surgery in Canada is over 18 increase of 143% in 10 years.