How would you feel if the government-controlled medical care — for which you’ve paid — decides to deny you medicine based on where you live? If that sounds good, then by all means keep pushing for “universal” health coverage:
The government has vowed to end so-called “postcode prescriptions” which result in some patients being denied potentially life-saving cancer drugs because of where they live. Health Secretary John Reid said on Monday he had ordered an inquiry into why some local health authorities are prescribing new drugs to combat cancer while others are not — even though the drugs have been approved nationally.
Yes, I know, the British government has vowed to end the practice of denying cancer medication based on patient location, but it’s creepy that the practice exists in the first place.