The British health system that Donald Berwick, Obama’s health care czar, adores and finds “romantic,” has released a list of rationed surgeries. Hip and knee replacements have new restrictions – you must be in “severe” pain before being considered for an operation. No cataract surgeries until you can no longer see to do what must be done, tonsillectomies only for children after chronic onslaughts, and there is more here. Cuts in surgical procedures for gastroenterology, gynecology, orthopedics and dermatology are expected. Read more here.
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