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What's the cheapest way to die?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lilachardy, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    In the news today is how the obesity crisis is causing the NHS major problems in terms of costs etc.

    Clearly cancer and all the treatments available is expensive to the NHS. Heart surgery is expensive too. Staying alive doesn't have a zero cost for the NHS.

    So how DO they want us to die?
     
  2. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

  3. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    Of sudden death of old age when perfectly healthy thus bypassing the deteriorating and in hospital stage!
     
  4. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Insert at 65 between 'age' and 'when'.
     
  5. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    They would like us to die abroad with no remains. Hence Zero cost to the NHS.
     
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well one way would be to reduce income inequality, a major societal causative factor in the growth of obesity.

    But why do something silly like that.
     
  7. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    Drowning is cheapest.
     
  8. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    65 is old?
     
  9. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Definitely abroad. In an accident. All subsequent costs are met by the relatives rather than the NHS.
     
  10. Grabthar

    Grabthar Established commenter

    "Children of Men" P.D.James

    I imagine Sweden will implement it first.
     
  11. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    How is that the cheapest? If you die there are no nhs costs.
     
  12. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    This is a hideous thread.
     
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  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    It's cheapest for the British taxpayer.
     
  14. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    How? Where's the saving?
     
  15. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Nope, but it cuts down on the cost of pensions.
     
  16. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    Only if you assume 65 year olds must be receiving a pension.
     
  17. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Ok.
     
  18. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    ... and when? As soon as our contributions to the IR fall below the use we get from the state? For teachers this could be sooner rather than later... since we often rely on the state for the salary from which taxes are deducted *removes tongue from cheek :p
     
  19. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    What I fail to understand is how apparent transparency has turned tax revenue into tax payers money; so nearly every tax payer feels it's their money which is being spent, when it clearly is no longer their money!
     
  20. Biles

    Biles Established commenter

    It used to be called government money buy changed at a time i didnt notice to taxpayers money which does result in taxpayers thinking they should have sone say in how it is spent. Waitrose is not criticized for how they spend customers' money.
     
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