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Thursday, May 3, 2012

East Sussex pensioner to have sex change op

Healthcare is a business and like any other business, it allocates scarce resources. reported that the British healthcare system was rationing medical procedures.
Hip replacements, cataract surgery and tonsil removal are among operations now being rationed in a bid to save the NHS money. Two-thirds of health trusts in England are rationing treatments for "non-urgent" conditions as part of the drive to reduce costs in the NHS by £20bn over the next four years. One in three primary-care trusts (PCTs) has expanded the list of procedures it will restrict funding to in the past 12 months.
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While folks needing hip replacement surgery, cataract surgery and tonsil removal will be forced to wait for medical treatment, the British healthcare system approved a sex change operation for a 78 year old man who wants to be a woman.

A 78-year-old from East Sussex is set to become the oldest person to have a sex change operation on the NHS....Ruth Rose, from Newhaven, has spent most of her life as James, a former RAF navigator, and said she has dreamed of being female since she was a child. Ms Rose has been living as a woman for about three years...

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I must be missing something here!  I'm sure that some liberal progressive whacko determined that a sex change operation for a 78 year old is critically important; in fact, more important than a hip replacement that allows a person to have mobility and walk without pain, and cataract surgery that allows someone to see.  This is the kind of stuff you get with government run healthcare because some government bureaucrat is making the decision on who gets healthcare and who doesn't.    Priorities?

Judy Morris,
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