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Subject:  Re: Medicare, anyone? Date:  10/19/2012  1:38 PM
Author:  TurkeyBreath Number:  17983 of 20086

...The UK's National Health Service ... is attacking the problem by thinning the herd:

Put 1 in 100 patients on death list, GPs told: Frailest to be asked to choose 'end-of-life' care

GPs have been asked to select one in every 100 of their patients to go on a list of those likely to die over the next 12 months. The patients will be singled out for 'end-of-life care', potentially saving the NHS more than £1 billion a year...

Good reason to practice preventative medicine, i.e. proper weight (BMI ~ 20), exercise, no smoking, limited alcohol, salt, and highly processed foods, etc.

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