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Paul Krugman Versus The Deadly NHS

by | 3rd, September 2009

7727208MEDIA Scare Stories: The NHS is killing us all. Unless you’re Paul Krugman and the NHS isn’t:

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, a group of experts who care for the terminally ill claim that some patients are being wrongly judged as close to death.

Under NHS guidance introduced across England to help doctors and medical staff deal with dying patients, they can then have fluid and drugs withdrawn and many are put on continuous sedation until they pass away.

But this approach can also mask the signs that their condition is improving, the experts warn.

But do not worry. help is at hand.

Former Enron adviser Paul Krugman tells NY Times readers:

“In Britain, the government itself runs the hospitals and employs the doctors. We’ve all heard scare stories about how that works in practice; these stories are false.”

You can decide for yourselves who is right, although by the timr you know for certain it will be too late and the NHS nurse will have placed that thimble of warm tap water out of reach.

It’s a heated debate:

Ventura County sheriff’s Capt. Frank O’Hanlon says about 100 people demonstrating in favor of health care reforms rallied Wednesday night on a street corner. One protester walked across the street to confront about 25 counter-demonstrators.

O’Hanlon says the man got into an argument and fist fight, during which he bit off the left pinky of a 65-year-old man who opposed health care reform.

Medic!

A hospital spokeswoman says the top joint of the man’s pinky was bitten off, including the entire fingernail. It was not reattached.

Did he, you know…

She says he had Medicare.

And a drink? He’s 65…



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