New UK single payer policy: No surgery if you're overweight or smoke

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    If it is being paid for by tax payers there is a good argument I think.
    Why should I pay for someone's health care when they are making conscience decisions to make their health worse without my say in it.
     
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    and no one on the left sees the communist similarities...lol, if they want to fool the left into taking their side just complain they are being denied care because of a pre-existng condition...soviet style health care, is it a birth "right" or "defect"
     
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    This is only a start. Denial of medical care can be used for any control.
     
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    and access to tax payer money
     
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    The UK isn't single payer. That's just an attempt to conflate their system with Canada's which IS single payer and supported by a wide margin.

    5 Myths About Canadian Health Care
     
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    It's not all surgery, it's "non-urgent" surgery, but it still does not sound great.
     
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    If we ever have single payer healthcare here the Democrats would demand Affirmative Action racial priority
     
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    It can't be avoided. If you're not distributing goods and services via a market, you have to find some other mechanism for deciding who gets how much of what. Socializing a market means the government will make the call.
     
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