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National Healthcare Is An Issue I Haven’t Given Enough Attention To

August 11, 2009

Add equal parts stupidity and hyperbole.  Serves roughly 300,000,000/Seriously. I haven’t been paying too much attention, though I am pretty sure that Sarah Palin’s worries over potentially having to deliver her retarded child to a death squad seem, um, far fetched.*

But even Palin has been outstupided by this editorial from Investor’s Business Daily. You see, it takes an editorial board of morons to write that

The U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) basically figures out who deserves treatment by using a cost-utility analysis based on the “quality adjusted life year.”
One year in perfect health gets you one point. Deductions are taken for blindness, for being in a wheelchair and so on.
The more points you have, the more your life is considered worth saving, and the likelier you are to get care.
People such as scientist Stephen Hawking wouldn’t have a chance in the U.K., where the National Health Service would say the life of this brilliant man, because of his physical handicaps, is essentially worthless.

Last I knew, the Lucasian Professorship of Mathematics at Cambridge was a chair occupied by a Briton in Britian.

If there is any eugenic justice in this world, the fucking inbreds who wrote that shit would not fare well before Obama’s death squad.

* Didn’t Sarah Palin quit governor-ing in part because her family was being dragged through the media’s slime machine? Why in the fuck is she using little Trig to score political points? Also, why in the world is her child named after the mechanism by which one sends a bullet on its voyage toward a wolf’s face?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 11, 2009 9:30 pm

    The thing is… intellectual dishonesty is the new black.

  2. Barry permalink*
    August 11, 2009 9:51 pm

    Heh. Hysteria is the new “losing elections.”

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