Hewitt: NHS ban on fat people legitimate - Telegraph
"Patricia Hewitt, the Health Secretary, said yesterday that it was "perfectly legitimate" for NHS trusts to refuse some treatments to heavy smokers or patients who are obese.
A survey found at least four trusts have stopped providing orthopaedic surgery for smokers
Miss Hewitt defended the right of doctors and managers to draw up local guidelines on treatment after a survey revealed that some trusts are already banning operations."
I have no strong views on whether smokers should have limited access to health care, but I have very, very strong views about obese people and health care. - Since doctors, nutritionists and successive governments/Departments of Health, et al, are those actually responsible/to blame for the huge and growing incidence of obesity, particularly by their negligent prescribing of steroids and other dangerous drugs which cause salt sensitivity and massive fluid retention, followed by almost non-existent monitoring of their patients/victims (see http://www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk/story.html), no obese person should be being denied treatment if there is any useful treatment that would help that person.
Obesity is NOT a self-inflicted disease. - It is an iatrogenic disease.
Lose weight by eating less salt! Go on! - Try it! - You will feel so much better!
See my website www.wildeaboutsteroids.co.uk
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