Tuesday, July 12, 2011

DEATH PANEL Refuse Operation for Woman with Stomach Problem



With the debt ceiling fiasco gaining a lot of exposure from the media, Americans should not forget Obamacare. Once the debt ceiling is resolved, Obamacare and death panels should be the next priority. There are many stories about death panels from nations supporting Universal Healthcare. If we implement Obamacare, Americans should note that what happens to those countries will happen here. A major overhaul to our healthcare system is a travesty.

(Daily Mail) A young woman who is starving to death after being diagnosed with a paralysed stomach has been told that NHS bosses refuse to fund an operation to save her.

Rudi Hargreaves, 22, has shrunk from a healthy 10st to a skeletal 5st 10lb after being diagnosed with the crippling condition last year.

Within weeks of being diagnosed with gastroparesis, Rudi found her size 12 clothes were hanging off her - as her stomach became unable to digest food at a normal rate.

A young woman who is starving to death after being diagnosed with a paralysed stomach has been told that NHS bosses refuse to fund an operation to save her.

Rudi Hargreaves, 22, has shrunk from a healthy 10st to a skeletal 5st 10lb after being diagnosed with the crippling condition last year.

Within weeks of being diagnosed with gastroparesis, Rudi found her size 12 clothes were hanging off her - as her stomach became unable to digest food at a normal rate.

Her stomach - which takes 10 times longer than normal to digest food - is now incapable of digesting solid food altogether, and Rudi has to survive on milkshakes loaded with vitamins and nutrients she needs to survive.

A spokesperson for NHS Hull said: 'To date, the application in question has not been agreed as, crucially, insufficient supporting information has been provided to allow due consideration to take place.