Like Obama keeps telling people, sometimes there are procedures that just don’t make sense. So it’s the job of the government to decide what doctors should do in each particular case. In this case, we have an alcoholic with severe cirrhosis of the liver. He couldn’t prove he would stop drinking, so by government regulations, he was denied a liver and died.
He was 22. Oh yeah, he was so sick he couldn’t leave the hospital to prove he’d stay sober:
Gary Reinbach, who died in hospital on Monday from a severe case of liver cirrhosis, did not qualify for a donor liver under strict NHS rules.
The alcoholic, from Dagenham, Essex, had admitted binge drinking since he was 13 but was only taken to hospital for the first time with liver problems 10 weeks ago.
He was never discharged.
His mother Madeline Hanshaw, 44, said: “These rules are really unfair.”
She told the Evening Standard: “I’m not saying you should give a transplant to someone who is in and out of hospital all the time and keeps damaging themselves, but just for people like Gary, who made a mistake and never got a second chance.”
Welcome to socialized medicine, where treatment is denied for the greater good. Coming soon to America.