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Obese patients and smokers banned from routine surgery  in 'most severe ever' rationing

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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Healthcare

To care or not to care ... is health a legitimate issue?

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Democrats agree with 89% of GOP voters and 85% of voters not affiliated with either major party that a candidate’s health is important to their vote, although voters in Clinton’s party are slightly less likely to say it’s Very Important.

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Observations On Life

MS News: September 2016... so far!

Below are some MS-related topics that made the headlines this month. Do come back to check again, though, as the list will be updated every three to five days. 909 more words

MS

Our irrational view of immigration

Is this how we view America, with walls to keep people out and keep people in? It’s not pretty. On the other hand neither is fragrant breaking of laws. 403 more words

Politics

So you are upset about what we spend on prescription drugs ...

… better ask why so many patients are noncompliant.

The press and social media are awash in stories about the cost of this or that prescription drug and we know that the aggregate cost of drugs is a primary driver of health insurance premiums. 252 more words

Healthcare

Health care will NEVER be affordable

Americans have a unique view of health care  They want it to be the best, they want it to be immediate, and they want plenty of it. 1,031 more words

Healthcare