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Make Them Pay

On 6 Dec 2009 at 4:42am Sideshow Bob wrote:
Since it's weekend and the season of Christmas parties: People who turn up at A&E due to alcohol induced injuries (and trying to get a Monday off) should be made to pay £20 per visit. The money raised can be used for the treatment of real alcohol addicts. Ok, this is controversial but think it's a good idea. Why should high-risk takers such as (out of order) binge drinkers, proximity flyers, motorcyclists, cyclists, smokers be covered by the NHS? I'm talking life style choices and mild addiction which can be overcome. I'm not saying don't help the one's which really need help but use the raised money to help them and shorten A&E queues. Where do we draw the line in defining what's risky behaviour? Is parachuting more dangerous than smoking? Is driving a car more dangerous than parachuting? Whilst we are at it: Everyone being warned, cautioned and arrested should pay a on the spot flat fee of 20 too. Don't you hate it when they abuse officers (paid by tax money) and get off with nowt? I think it's just fair in view of to the 7.20 a tax payer is charged for obtaining medication by the government in order to get well and be able to continue to pay tax to the government.
On 6 Dec 2009 at 7:54am Bunter wrote:
Why don't we completely abandon the NHS principle of 'free at the point of need' is what Sideshow Bob really means. Defend our NHS.
On 6 Dec 2009 at 10:05am me wrote:
As proved by the government's policy on drugs and the treatment of the panel of scientists who advise them on such matters, statistical and scientific evidence will not change policy.
On 9 Dec 2009 at 1:42pm Mutley wrote:
hmmm "He without sin cast the first stone" bah humbug Bob!

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