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#17 - lizardnigger (05/12/2013) [-]
Paying for surgery? What is this?
User avatar #63 to #17 - atkissonbr (05/13/2013) [-]
that is how it is in the U.K. but in the united states, when ever obama care is fully implemented, you will have the right to have surgeries like this all payed for by tax payers. Surgeries like this include penile enlargement, breast implants, abortions, and sex changes (male to female only). however, you only get these rights if you have been unemployed for more than 6 months, or you classified as poverty stricken, or you are employed by an employer that also employs more than 17 other employees (this number is an indication to the fed. gov. that the employer is capable of paying for the government run health care for its employees)
#64 to #63 - anonymous (05/13/2013) [-]
dum ****** penile and trangendere surgery you pay regardless
User avatar #58 to #17 - swedishassassin (05/13/2013) [-]
You mean they'd pay for a cosmetic?
User avatar #46 to #17 - goomber (05/13/2013) [-]
so your saying you could get free penile enlargement surgery if you want?
User avatar #26 to #17 - dayasalion (05/13/2013) [-]
really faggot? so any women can go into a doctors office and get free breast enlargement for free? Wow average britain people are retarded.
User avatar #18 to #17 - sketchE ONLINE (05/12/2013) [-]
there is no way you get cosmetic surgery for free
#24 to #18 - carlosvonpedro (05/13/2013) [-]
If you come up with a good enough reason, sure...
It's not called GREAT Britain for nothing.
(Britons ftw)
User avatar #23 to #18 - cowinspace (05/13/2013) [-]
If it is justified, yes. E.g. someone who has been severely burned, or somone who has a problem that impacts them pschologically.
User avatar #59 to #23 - fredthemilkman (05/13/2013) [-]
"Oh i'm fat and that makes me sad, gimme liposuction"
User avatar #60 to #59 - cowinspace (05/13/2013) [-]
Just being sad isn't enough, you need severe pschological problems. Sometimes clinical depression isn't even enough.
User avatar #27 to #23 - sketchE ONLINE (05/13/2013) [-]
i understand something like burns but penis enlargement? breast implants? thats outright fraud and waste
User avatar #30 to #27 - cowinspace (05/13/2013) [-]
If it can been shown to have a detrimental effect on their pschological wellbeing then it can be authorised, but this is very rarely. The same type of rules apply to, for instance, gender reassignment surgery.
User avatar #32 to #30 - sketchE ONLINE (05/13/2013) [-]
self esteem shouldnt be the governments duty
User avatar #34 to #32 - cowinspace (05/13/2013) [-]
Why not? Happy people are more productive. Too put it far too simply, the government provides happy, healthy, educated workers and it is the job of industry to utilise them to improve and maintain the economy of the nation. There is a reason for the vast majority of western nations having socialised medicine and for all of them possessing socialised education (to a point).
User avatar #35 to #34 - sketchE ONLINE (05/13/2013) [-]
why not proper education and other things. why not tech people to beproud of who they are its probably a lot cheeper
User avatar #36 to #35 - cowinspace (05/13/2013) [-]
Because the entire field of pschology shows that some people have very real problems with their physical selves. What is better, a person who has surgery to help improve their wellbeing, or a person that commits suicide because of their inner demons?
User avatar #39 to #36 - sketchE ONLINE (05/13/2013) [-]
my girlfriend has issues with her body and has contimplated suicide because of it. a good person by your side can do a lot more than surgery
User avatar #40 to #39 - cowinspace (05/13/2013) [-]
Not everyone is granted that luxury.
User avatar #41 to #40 - sketchE ONLINE (05/13/2013) [-]
ive seen people change physicaly and still have horrible self esteem. your not fixing the real issue
User avatar #43 to #41 - cowinspace (05/13/2013) [-]
Very true, that is why there should always be strict screening for these types of procedures (even for those being done on those who appear willing). Sadly that doesn't always happen.
User avatar #44 to #43 - sketchE ONLINE (05/13/2013) [-]
do you guys have a suicid prevention campaign over there?
User avatar #45 to #44 - cowinspace (05/13/2013) [-]
Yep, nhs hotlines and social workers alongside more well known charities. They primarily aim the big campaigns at the young but there are facilities for anyone who is referred via their GP or a social worker or for those that seek out the services themselves.
User avatar #47 to #45 - sketchE ONLINE (05/13/2013) [-]
so anyone saying they dont have the resources is a flagrant lier. they have access to support and say the only way they can survive is by getting cosmetic surgery
User avatar #48 to #47 - cowinspace (05/13/2013) [-]
Support from counselling is not the same as, or a substitute for, emotional support (and emotional support is not always enough even when it is available). An obvious example would be those with prominent birthmarks, some people "get over it", some manage thanks to the support, others cannot and these few receive the available treaments as it is what is needed to maintain their emotional wellbeing. As I said, these cases are incredibly rare because most can be helped by counselling and support, that does not mean that it is right to abandon those that cannot deal with such a situation.
User avatar #22 to #18 - anotherloner (05/13/2013) [-]
There was that one chick that got breast implants through the NHS.
User avatar #25 to #22 - sketchE ONLINE (05/13/2013) [-]
thats ******* stupid.
User avatar #28 to #25 - anotherloner (05/13/2013) [-]
It is, she was given the implants because she told doctors that having such a flat chest was impacting her mentally or something along those lines.
User avatar #31 to #28 - sketchE ONLINE (05/13/2013) [-]
thats just ******** . i understand legitimate medical concerns but self esteem shouldnt be the governments job
User avatar #21 to #18 - internetrage (05/13/2013) [-]
you'd be surprised about the kind of **** some of these *********** can get on the NHS. not that im knocking the NHS. ******* love the NHS.
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