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Abolish free NHS healthcare for self-inflicted conditions

Submitted on Thursday 4th August 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Abolish free NHS healthcare for self-inflicted conditions

Additional Information

Free healthcare is a beautiful concept. However in a society where so many are not responsible enough to look after themselves, it fails. As a result the NHS is severely underfunded which has caused the quality of healthcare to fall.

This petition is aimed at introducing charges for treating those who have clearly inflicted their condition on themselves, such as an alcoholic requiring a liver transplant or an obese person wanting a gastric band.

The result would hopefully be to provide the NHS with extra income and to further encourage those on self destructive paths to act more responsibly. Possibly even to lower NHS tax.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

Please see petition "NHS Rules for eligability for free healthcare".

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