The National Health Service (NHS) Rations Cancer Treatment in Cumbria

Posted by PITHOCRATES - March 3rd, 2012

Week in Review

The supporters of Obamacare want to go farther.  They want to have what the British have.  A National Health Service (NHS).  Where there are no profits.  Only kind, loving care (see Radiotherapy campaigners march through Kendal posted 3/3/2012 on BBC News Cumbria).

About 2,000 people marched through the streets of a Cumbrian town to call for improved cancer services…

They want to stop cancer patients having to travel for treatment at hospitals outside South Lakeland…

Plans for a new £10m radiotherapy unit in Kendal are currently before health commissioners…

The MP handed a petition with 11,000 signatures to Cumbria director of public health, Dr John Ashton.

Mr Ashton said: “I’d like to see it happen sooner rather than later and I’m concerned that if the health bill goes through it will be in the long grass for some time because the national commissioners will have to make the decision and it won’t be a local decision.”

This is national health care in action.  Making treatment for cancer patients so difficult to get that many just go without and die sooner.  Proving once again national health care is all about costs.  And the rationing of services.  And if you have cancer and live in South Lakeland they will ration your treatment to reduce costs.  So enjoy your national health care.  Where they put people before profits.

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