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Beware of Government Healthcare: UK’s NHS Plans to Deny Surgery for Smokers, Obese Patients

The Democratic Party is pushing for socialized medicine, or government-run health care. The example they point to

The example they point is the United Kingdom’s National Health System, known as NHS.

This week, NHS announced [1] it can deny surgery for smokers and obese citizens. This indefinite surgery ban riled Britons and American conservatives who point to the NHS as having the power to determine life-or-death decisions instead of the individual or the individual’s family.