Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Tough choice? Not really... Taxpayer funding for long term treatment of foreign patients VS surgery for a UK citizen.

I saw two stories about medical treatment in the UK today:-

Free (NHS - so taxpayer funded) treatment to foreign nationals in the UK - at a cost of around £18,000 per year each.

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/edwest/100140001/free-nhs-treatment-for-foreign-hiv-patients-no-wonder-were-out-of-cash/


And

A Sussex family trying having raised £15,000 need a further £10,000 for an operation to let their disabled son walk.

http://www.theargus.co.uk/news/9557935.Family_s_bid_to_raise___10k_to_help_boy_walk/

While there are UK citizens having to pay for treatment, there is no case for taxpayers to fund treatment for chronic (long term) conditions for non-citizens - the choice here is simple.

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