I can totally understand the thinking here, prioritise people who contribute, and as a philosophical / theoretical debate it could be quite interesting, but absolutely no and no again. There’s actually an episode of Star Trek Voyager where this happens when the doctor get kidnapped into such a system, I won’t bore you with the details, but that showed the extremes that that kind of system could get to.
I believe there’s only the medical people treating patients that can and should prioritise people for healthcare. It’s not something that should be down to simple numbers.
A shocking proposal from a so-called expert at the Department of Health has suggested that people in work should be given priority for treatment in the NHS.
In a move which could hit pensioners, disabled people, lone parents and unemployed people, government advisor Dame Carol Black has said: “I personally think we should perhaps be more honest and debate more fully if we would prioritise such patients if it was a question of getting them back to work.”
In other words if you are currently without a job, for any reason, then forget about accessing healthcare as you are pushed down to the bottom of NHS waiting lists. Black’s comments even seem to suggest that the sicker you are, and the less likely to be able to go back to work, then the longer you might have to wait for NHS treatment.
Dame Carol Black made the comments – which…
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