Should people who make themselves ill get free health care?

Many people go to the NHS every year but some people make themselves ill so should they get free health care or should they be made to pay.

I always feel that everyone should get free health but if people make themselves ill by eating lodes of junk food or getting drunk every week and go to the NHS for help they are wasting their time because the NHS have more important things to do rather than telling people to lose weight because it is damaging their heart and they need an operation and giving people antibiotics for there head ache. If people make themselves ill they should have to pay and if people are a bit ill and need medication they can just pay as well but I think if people are quite poor and can't afford to pay or have a serious medical condition then I think they should get it free.

The only thing about letting poor people get free health care the people who are fat and get drunk lodes are probably really poor because they have spent all their money on alcohal and food so they will use that to their advantage.

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    19 Mar 2020

    Do you think it is always a simple as this? Could there be underlying reasons, for some people, as to why they over-eat or drink? Is it always a choice, or is it sometimes a consequence of something else? And if there are deeper reasons, should the NHS try to tackle these?

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  • Hillyfield School logo articulate_watermelon | Hillyfield Primary Academy
    19 Mar 2020

    I think they should not because they might even fake being ill and that docter might even say that you are forcing yourself to be ill by staying near other pepole that already have that illness you forced yourself to have. They should not get free healthcare.


    I think the pepole who make themselves ill should get free healthcare because what if they are really ill and maybe die from that stupid disease they got? (Sorry for saying stupid, just had to say it for my point). Unless they can barley can get out of bed, or they can pick that ill person up from their house.

    If you disagree with my opinion, you can always reply to me with your point.

    Thank you for taking your time to read this comment and have a good day.

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    20 Mar 2020

    I disagree with your view fantastic world. I disagree with you because it is far more complicated than getting drunk, eating junk food or smoking or taking drugs. There might be several motives behind doing these things. They might be in a bad mental state that means that they take drugs or something like that, they just might not be getting the medical attention they need. In addition to this, although they might know the consequences of doing something like smoking, doing that type of thing might provide them mental and physical relief from the situation they are in. I do not think it is always a choice, it could be the consequence of something else. An example of this is when Caroline Flack hit her boyfriend with a lamp. She might not have done it out of choice, she might have been facing mental challenges. I understand that the NHS is facing lots of difficulties especially with the Coronavirus but if the NHS was to make people who they think make themselves ill pay for their treatment then those people might not be able to pay for their treatment and as a result, their condition could worsen. As well as this, how would the NHS be able to know if a person made themselves ill? They can not just track everyone in the UK and it would take too long for the NHS to question all the people who know the person who needs medical attention about if the person made themselves ill or not. I have tried to be open-minded when writing this comment.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      versatile_molecule's comment 20 Mar 2020

      It's worth remembering that the Caroline Flack incident did not proceed to trial and so we cannot say anything for certain regarding the alleged incident with her boyfriend.

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  • Michael-Faraday-logo-250x250.jpg memorable_orchard | Michael Faraday School
    23 Mar 2020

    I disagree with you because there are many different perspectives you can put this in. It could be a mental illness, something the can't control like anorexia. An anorexic person would make themselves ill but they do not know it is wrong as they are mentally ill. Even if they were to know, they would try to convince themselves that what they are doing is the right thing. Therefore, anorexic people may make themselves ill but they still deserve free health care as they would have to undergo therapy to cure their sickness. A person who over-eats would still need medical attention because they could be suffering from a bite eating disorder, which is something they develop due to the lack of medical help, a bit like what versatile_molecule said. People who do need free healthcare is somebody who has had food poisoning, meaning they have to vomit and make themselves ill, to get the unwanted thing out of the person's system, therefore they should get healthcare as it was an unpresidential happening. Another reason that a person might make themselves ill could be a pregnant person, as they would have those symptoms due to the baby inside their womb. Meaning, they would need free healthcare as it would be associated with the baby's health. Therefore, if a pregnant person did not get free healthcare, it would be manslaughter as they have to do it to make another human, which could be beneficial for the NHS because they would possibly grow up and join the NHS. In conclusion, I do not think people who make themselves sick don't deserve free health caret as it is a human right and they do need it.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      memorable_orchard's comment 23 Mar 2020

      Thank you for looking at this so carefully, memorable_orchard, and making distinctions between different situations.

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