The Roadmap

This is where the Administration wants to model its healthcare system on:

The Government’s drug rationing watchdog says “therapeutic” injections of steroids, such as cortisone, which are used to reduce inflammation, should no longer be offered to patients suffering from persistent lower back pain when the cause is not known.

Instead the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is ordering doctors to offer patients remedies like acupuncture and osteopathy.

NHS (socialized medicine) in Britain is now telling people with back pain, “painkillers are too expensive.  Try cheap junk science like acupuncture and chiropractors.”

I kinda dismissed this poster when I saw it the first time, and now it’s true.  How in the hell did anyone think that putting bean counting clowns in charge of medical decisions was a good idea?

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But remember, the Bush administration was the one that supported junk science for political reasons.

One Comment

  1. I always feel better after an adjustment at my chiropractor. Then again, I don’t have chronic back pain; I’m just clumsy and I pull back muscles occasionally. LIke this weekend – when I picked up a giant cooler full of booze and then tried to twist past a car door. PAIN and agony. But I caused it – not chronic and continual pain. I think those with true back issues should be able to shoot up with cortisone if they freaking well feel like it. Why does the gov’t always have to try and be a big fat bossy killjoy? Ugh. Poor Brits.