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Opening Arguments


Can't wait till Clinton or Obama gets elected so we can get started on that "universal" health care:

Smokers, heavy drinkers, the obese and the elderly should be barred from receiving some operations, according to doctors, with most saying the health service cannot afford to provide free care to everyone.

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The findings of a survey conducted by Doctor magazine sparked a fierce row last night, with the British Medical Association and campaign groups describing the recommendations from family and hospital doctors as "out­rageous" and "disgraceful".

If you have one liver to transplant and a choice to make between giving it to a heavy drinker and a teetotaler, that's one kind of debate. But if you're going to lump bad-habit health problems in with those of the elderly, whose only bad lifestyle choice was not to die soon enough, that's a whole different level of conversation.