Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What national health care in Greece has led to

Here's a terrifying story about what the largest Greek health service has decided.
This Saturday, one of Greece’s most respected newspapers, To Vima, reported that the nation’s largest government health insurance provider would no longer pay for special footwear for diabetes patients. Amputation is cheaper, says the Benefits Division of the state insurance provider.
What next will they decide they can't afford? If only our government would learn from the bad example of Greece?


equitus said...

When they say Obamacare will cost an arm and a leg, they're only half right.

tfhr said...

Our present President and his minions would do well with a Greek solution of that sort - but cutting their collective foot off would require a dental process - and I'm still not sure it would help them regain anything resembling a realistic focus on our real problems. Just consider the ridiculous effort to divert attention from issues they've bungled - the economy, Guantanamo, health care, etc, etc, - with this fatuous claim of foreign financial intrigue within the American Chamber of Commerce!!!

Nevertheless and to our great misfortune, this administration and their Congressional allies continue, hell bent, to drive on with their own "Greek" solution for the American taxpayers.