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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Greek Health System Opts for Amputation as Money-Saver

Pericles K, special to The Daily Caller Pericles K, Special To The Daily Caller

This Saturday, one of Greece’s most respected newspapers, To Vima, reported that the nation’s largest government health insurance provider would no longer pay for special footwear for diabetes patients. Amputation is cheaper, says the Benefits Division of the state insurance provider.

The new policy was announced in a letter to the Pan-Hellenic Federation of People with Diabetes. The Federation disputes the science behind the decision of the Benefits Division. In a statement, the group argues that the decision is contrary to evidence as presented in the international scientific literature.

Greece’s National Healthcare System was created in the early 1980s, during the tenure of Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou. Papandreou, an academic, won election under the slogan, Αλλαγή, which is the Greek word for Change.

Now that we're on this road, its wise to see where it is going. The Greek people will opt to keep their government controlled healthcare, since only a "small group" of diabetics are affected.

In America, the forces of Leftism have sunk their fangs into what used to be the best medical system in the world. They will kill it by maintaining their grip on power while tearing off helpless bits and pieces.

This is the approach Leftists have used to marginalize independent labor, gun owners, Christians, and others in the way big government "progress."

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