Archive - December 2012

Tory MP: “People who eat doughnuts for breakfast should pay for their own healthcare”

Earlier this week, Tory MP Phillip Lee made the brash statement that if people eat doughnuts for breakfast, they should be expected to pay for their own healthcare.

The MP, who is also a practising GP has claimed that the rising cost of obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases could potentially bankrupt the NHS unless people begin to take more responsibility for their health. Dr Lee suggested that having people with long term conditions related to obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption and other lifestyle choices pay for their treatments at cost price would reduce the burden on the NHS.

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