The London Telegraph is reporting that the doctors believe "smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations." The reason for the hard hearts in Britain: The government-run National Health Service (NHS) can no longer afford to provide free treatment for everyone.
So for Britons, health care rationing isn't just a threat, it's a reality, says Investor's Business Dailey (IBD):
Publish date: 12 February 2008
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