Tragic: Death panel about to kill 22-year-old

Victor Joecks

Socialized medicine leads to death panels – government bureaucrats deciding who lives and who dies by approving or denying medical treatment.

Don’t believe me? Consider this case in England, where National Health Service officials have denied a 22-year-old teaching assistant a lifesaving operation.

A young woman who is starving to death after being diagnosed with a paralysed stomach has been told that NHS bosses refuse to fund an operation to save her.

Rudi Hargreaves, 22, has shrunk from a healthy 10st to a skeletal 5st 10lb after being diagnosed with the crippling condition last year.

Within weeks of being diagnosed with gastroparesis, Rudi found her size 12 clothes were hanging off her – as her stomach became unable to digest food at a normal rate.

The condition can be treated with a £14,000 operation to fit a gastric pacemaker – although this is still considered to be an experimental treatment.

But health chiefs have refused to fund the surgery, saying ‘insufficient supporting information’ has been provided by her GP. …

A spokesperson for NHS Hull said: ‘To date, the application in question has not been agreed as, crucially, insufficient supporting information has been provided to allow due consideration to take place.

‘Any requested procedures must also fall in line with the provider trust’s priorities for service development and delivery. [Emphasis added]

There is socialized medicine in all its glory – medicine by “application” and procedures that must “fall in line with the provider trust’s priorities.”
Why would anyone want that type of system?