Tests and treatments are expensive. Revealed: NHS plans to ration 34 everyday tests and treatments.
In a move that will impact millions of Brits…
The Guardian has seen a list of 34 diagnostic tests and treatments that in future patients will only be able to get in exceptional circumstances as part of a drive to save money and relieve the pressure on the NHS.
The sweeping changes they are set to propose include many forms of surgery, as well as ways of detecting illness including CT and MRI scans, and blood tests, for cancer, arthritis, back problems, kidney stones, sinus infections and depression.
The list has since been dropped to 31 items.
This is what happens when you put the Department of Motor Vehicles, or the IRS in charge of health care. You can’t sue them. You can barely object.
I can hardly wait until we have socialized medicine. (Hat tip to Political Hat.)