Thursday, 30 March 2006

Elderly "must be given a minimum standard of healthcare"

A report by Sir Derek Wanless has called for a minimum standard of healthcare for the elderly.

This report stopped short of advocating free healthcare, but called for personal contributions to be matched by state funding.

So, MORE theft (in the form of taxation) would be used to subsidise other peoples' healthcare. There really is no "right" to healthcare at all. Like all positive rights, healthcare relies on the time, effort and liberty of another. People are essentially out to live their own lives; they aren't "owed" to offer anyone any healthcare.

The only solution here is the seperation of healthcare and state. The NHS should be abolished.