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Bloviating Zeppelin: Socialized Medicine

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Socialized Medicine

For whatever combination of reasons, we in the United States appear to be deaf when it comes to hearing the phrase "re-inventing the wheel." For, you see, Europe has done much if not all the things that Demorats wish to do domestically, yet the Demorats insist on in fact "re-inventing" said wheel.

Case in point: the British. Medicine is quite socialized there, via the NHS (National Health Service). It obviously works well: check out any average pair of British chompers.

Patients who refuse to change their unhealthy lifestyles should not be treated by the NHS, the Conservatives said today.

In a bid to ease spiralling levels of obesity and other health concerns, a Tory panel said certain treatments should be denied to patients who refuse to co-operate with health professionals and live healthier lifestyles.

I have a few questions:
  • Who determines how a "healthier lifestyle" is lived?
  • How is it determined that an individual's lifestyle is invalid?
  • Who determines, specifically, the parameters of a "healthier lifestyle"?
  • Will the change to a "healthier lifestyle" mandate a job change?
  • Or will employers, public and private, be forced to cut work hours, remove stress, clean their environment, remove all imperfections on every level, disallow adversity, eliminate time and budget constraints, provide for on-the-job (paid) naps, exercise, meditative periods?
  • Can all these employers, public and private, then be sued when they do not provide an immediate perfect environment for the health of all their employees?
  • After all, an imperfect lifestyle can likely be traced to stress on the job;

Primary answer: The Government. It shall decide.

Do what I call The Logical Extension.

Do you not see much "writing on the wall" here?


That's a British cartoon, by the way.


Blogger Bushwack said...

That's what need more Gubmint.../sarcasm

Thu Sep 06, 07:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Right. The government -- which works so wonderfully well anyway -- now tampering with our BODIES. That's intelligent.

That's like your health monitored with the efficiency and snap of the DMV.


Thu Sep 06, 07:27:00 PM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

They have decided we are going to have national health care and they no best. We must not question the master.

Fri Sep 07, 11:16:00 AM PDT  
Blogger shoprat said...

oops "they know best"

Fri Sep 07, 11:17:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous gunz said...

That cartoon could of easily been referring to the V.A. health care system...

Look no further than the way the V.A. conducts business, treats patients, and how you suddenly become a number not a human being.

Maybe civilians need this to appreciate what the Hell we disabled vets have to go through.

I get a form of this type of health care already, it's all I'll ever have, and it's not pretty.

Fri Sep 07, 02:10:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May explain why they (VA) send me to the nutritionist constantly for every ailment I have, and every other veteran.

That's the longest line at the VA lol.

Trying their best to pin combat related disabilities on something other than service connection.

I ain't shittin' ya.

I think they'd pin high cholesterol to the cause of a missing limb if they could.

Fri Sep 07, 02:47:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Gayle said...

That's terrible about the VA! It's also criminal.

BZ, I heard on the news that some companies here in the states are paying there overweight workers less than workers they don't deem overweight. That's a start regarding what you're posting about, although it's companies and not the government. I'll be it's just a matter of time though.

Not having a weight problem this isn't a personal concern, but I have a grown daughter who does have a weight problem and I'm concerned for her. I'm concerned about her weight problem too, but this is still wrong, and if all my family were as thin as rails I would still feel that this is wrwong.

I think you've read a couple of posts I did on socialized medicine and know how I feel about it. I think it would truly be horrendous... no, wait! I don't "think" so, I "know" so. I've read to much from Canadian bloggers to not know what it's like. It's an abomination!

Fri Sep 07, 03:17:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Gayle: just read ABF and you'll know how that works.


Fri Sep 07, 09:23:00 PM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Now Gunz, you can't be griping about the VA like that, what with you being a paid shill, a Bush hater, a non-Republican and likely a fake vet that never served, you have no right to say a word, and some folks will blast the fuck out of you and try to kill your blog...

Just sayin'...

Sat Sep 08, 12:15:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous gunz said...

Damn, what was I thinking?

A blatant act of complacency on my part and irresponsible behavior.

A flat out breach of operational security.

I'll be flying to Texas today, first flight out, for my horse whipping.

I only pretend to be all those things to be someone other than my own person.

Sorry BZ, carry on..

I have a Desert Storm vets against the war meeting to attend.

Sat Sep 08, 05:36:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Man, SOME people. . .


Sat Sep 08, 11:00:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Dee said...

The cartoon says it all. Rush has this hilarious spoof song right now where Gore & Clinton are singing about how they love Canada because the health care there is "free".

Sat Sep 08, 10:56:00 PM PDT  

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