Culling of older patients callous
Published 08/01/2011 | 05:00
This latest neat and tidy, if not cynical and sneaky, ploy will provide the 'final solution' to much of the 'problem' of expensive, ie economically unviable, older patients.
Pricing them out of health cover already paid for over many years and so foisting them on a grossly overloaded public health system will undoubtedly end the 'old fashioned' community rating and replace it with a new and extremely efficient form of 'community culling'.
Is it any wonder that many very frightened and vulnerable older people have become increasingly depressed and disillusioned?