Monday 5 December 2016

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.

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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?

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