So far as I can tell, this article is entirely serious. The use of the acronym NICE is somewhere between hilarious and terrifying. The story of Leslie Burke is what made the article worth posting.
I am opposed to health care as it is presently structured for one basic reason: it puts too much power in the hands of people who bear no responsibility for what they do with it (except financial). I am opposed to solving that problem by putting even more hands in even less responsible people’s hands. This long miserable life the baby boomers have experienced is destined, in my opinion, to be a one or two generation phenomenon. Apres moi, le deluge.