For John, BLUF: Relax, it is the UK. Won't happen here for years. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Reporter Henry Bodkin of The Telegraph gives us the bad news. Rationing comes to socialized medicine. As the nations increasingly turn into nanny states this will occur more and more.
Here is the lede plus one:
Obese people will be routinely refused operations across the NHS, health service bosses have warned, after one authority said it would limit procedures on an unprecedented scale.It was all supposed to be a step forward, but it can't be sustained. I wonder what the real economic numbers are, under all the publicity.
Hospital leaders in North Yorkshire said that patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above – as well as smokers – will be barred from most surgery for up to a year amid increasingly desperate measures to plug a funding black hole. The restrictions will apply to standard hip and knee operations.
On another side of this, I don't this this relates to Brexit.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff