Well, maybe Honolulu

New frontiers in what used to be called “medicine”:

Whether it’s rationing through death panels or shortage-causing price controls, the socialistic Unaffordable Care Act will bring murder to medicine just like all the rest of the countries that have gone down this road. I think that we need to be thinking of a name for this. The Brits have their Liverpool Care Pathway, Orwellian doublespeak on steroids. I like the “Kenya-Care Pathway,” named for the home country of this law’s main proponent and the current head of state.

Medical practitioners being fond of cutesy acronyms and such, I suggest something like Seems Nearly Unhealthy: Finalize (SNUF).



  1. Roger Green »

    3 December 2012 · 3:53 pm

    I recommend that you watch yesterday’s 60 Minutes. It has a segment about HSA, which covers OK, TX and FL, and they have been accused of ordering excessive tests and hospital admissions, not for medical reasons but because of greed. This predates Obamacare, BTW.

  2. CGHill »

    3 December 2012 · 4:04 pm

    “Medical reasons” might conceivably include such considerations as “lawsuit avoidance,” given the state of the, um, industry. Still, the system’s been broken, or at least frayed, for many years.

  3. tioedong »

    3 December 2012 · 5:08 pm

    the medical rationing board in the UK is called “N.I.C.E.”

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  5. fillyjonk »

    4 December 2012 · 7:19 am

    I heard about the HSA story. I am not surprised. Once, when I went in for treatment for a bad reaction to fire ant bites after hours, they wanted to admit me, allegedly because my blood pressure was “high” (My response: “I sat in a room with nothing to do for three hours while you pumped saline and steroids into my left arm, and now you’re concerned the blood pressure in that arm is high?”)

    They stopped just short of saying, “Well, it’s your funeral” but let me leave.

    I had no negative after effects. Well, except for being up scrubbing my kitchen floor at 2 am, but a night in the hospital wouldn’t have prevented that.

    I’ve been told the “medical reasons” are “not all our beds are full, and this person has good insurance” but there could also be CYA reasons involved also.

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