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Dr. Billingsgate
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Posted: 28 Jul 11 14:26
According to an article in The Independent, certain procedures such as hip replacements, tonsillectomies, and cataract surguries are being severely curtailed. We discussed this a couple of months ago. Most of you from UK described yourself as very satisfied with your NHS. Has anything changed over there?

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Posted: 28 Jul 11 14:49
Everything's fine.

Most people in the country now have two artificial hips, and don't need any more.

There are very few tonsils left any more.

Thanks to the increase in laser eye surgery, nobody has cateracts either.

The numbers are declining not because of a problem, but because the NHS is so efficient.

Either that, or because it's killing all the ill off.

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Posted: 28 Jul 11 16:21

Quote: IainB

Everything's fine.

Most people in the country now have two artificial hips, and don't need any more.

Walk me through this, please.

There are very few tonsils left any more.

Talk me through this, please.

Thanks to the increase in laser eye surgery, nobody has cateracts either.

I see, thank you.

The numbers are declining not because of a problem, but because the NHS is so efficient.

Either that, or because it's killing all the ill off.

Not a problem until you run out of victims.

Iain



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Posted: 28 Jul 11 17:00
Are laser eye surgeries covered? They aren't here unless its medically necessary. One time my dad sneezed really hard and his retina detached. Insurance covered that. But it wouldn't cover me wanting to go from severely far sighted to my once hawk like vision.


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Posted: 28 Jul 11 17:36 - Edited By: Dr Jon, 28 Jul 11 18:22
bad day. ignore that nonsense I just wrote.
And Ellie, I think our national insurance is the same, medical necessity but not vision correction.

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Posted: 5 Aug 11 18:56


....are we allowed to seek a third opinion...I'm dying here!

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