Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Great Moments In Socialized Healthcare: "Amputation is Cheaper"

Amputation                               Image via Wikipedia
Abortion is cheaper than raising a kid, and amputation is cheaper than providing you with special footwear. So goes the thinking of the socialized left.

"Amputation is Cheaper": the new bumper sticker of socialized leftcare.

Read all about it: Greek Health System Opts for Amputation as Money-Saver.

posted from the Hong Kong airport.
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jckirlan said...

The illogical part about this decision is that an amputation is multitudes more expensive than the prevention. Medicare in the US provides for the special shoes because the cost of amputation is so horrendously expensive.
I think what they really want is for the patient to just die and get them off the books, so to say.

RkBall said...

Maybe they use designer shoes, and their amputations don't include frills like anaesthetic?

Socialized medicine would be great if it weren't for all the, you know, sick people who actually expect to be able to use it.

RkBall said...

Could it be a hoax announcement? Everybody seems to be recycling the same news snippet.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"