Obesity timebomb: 55,000 people at risk of life threatening illnesses in Bournemouth and Poole

Obesity timebomb: 55,000 people at risk of life threatening illnesses in Bournemouth and Poole

Obesity timebomb: 55,000 people at risk of life threatening illnesses in Bournemouth and Poole

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MORE than 55,000 people in Bournemouth and Poole are at risk of life threatening illnesses because they fail to realise they are obese, according to a new survey.

Investigations by Nuffield Health, the not-for-profit private hospital, showed obesity levels in the south west region are above national average.

Of the 46 per cent of those questioned, only five per cent perceived themselves to be obese, instead considering themselves to be overweight. But results of Body Mass Index tests, revealed that a much larger group – 13 per cent – were obese, with a BMI of more than 30. Three per cent were found to be morbidly obese.

GP and Medical Director for Wellbeing at Nuffield Health, Dr Davina Deniszczyc said: “There is a very big difference between being slightly overweight and clinical obesity.

“Once BMI reaches 30 the body experiences physiological changes which can put massive pressure on the vital organs, increasing the risk of numerous conditions, including heart attack, stroke and liver disease.

“Across the south west, we are seeing a vast number of people unwittingly straying into dangerous medical territory and perhaps not realising that the obesity awareness campaigns are directed at them. As healthcare professionals we need to prioritise the health of patients over the risk of ‘hurt feelings’ caused by a frank and open conversation about their weight.

“It’s important that patients have the information they need in order to make informed decisions about their health.

“While there is a need to increase access to clinically recognised weight management programmes and treatments, some patients may simply benefit through structured information and goal setting.”

Intervention is needed

Obesity levels are set to increase between one and 10 per cent across the UK by 2018.

Experts warn that, without immediate intervention, many local healthcare resources will become overwhelmed by obesity related illness.

The survey found that: 75 per cent were unaware that obesity increases the risk of some cancers, including breast cancer and bowel cancer.

Sixty per cent were unaware it also increases the risk of liver disease and 53 per cent did not know that obesity increases the risk of osteoarthritis.

Forty-six per cent were unaware that obesity is linked to increased risk of stroke.

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1:15pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Huey says...

Eat properly, eat less and exercise. Not hard concepts to grasp surely?
No sympathy for anyone with addictions to greasy food.
Eat properly, eat less and exercise. Not hard concepts to grasp surely? No sympathy for anyone with addictions to greasy food. Huey
  • Score: 27

1:19pm Sun 27 Apr 14

John T says...

With all the fat cats at J P Morgan Chase Bank in Bournemouth, Barclays Bank in Poole and Company Directors living in Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs, I am surprised that Nuffield Private Hospital have come up with such a low figure for obesity in this area!
With all the fat cats at J P Morgan Chase Bank in Bournemouth, Barclays Bank in Poole and Company Directors living in Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs, I am surprised that Nuffield Private Hospital have come up with such a low figure for obesity in this area! John T
  • Score: 12

1:41pm Sun 27 Apr 14

cest vrai says...

I know lets encourage cycling.. how about opening up the square to cyclists. a novel idea.

Now please do not treat the electorate as fools. So its a coincidence that this story is released soon after the trial to open the square to cyclists is announced.

Don't get me wrong I am in favour of the cycling proposal just resent the political gerrymandering/cutel
y timed press releases.

Please just give us some honest politics and stop your poor attempts at subliminal influence. W e the great unwashed are not the idiots that you assume us to be hence don't treat us as fools to be manipulated.
I know lets encourage cycling.. how about opening up the square to cyclists. a novel idea. Now please do not treat the electorate as fools. So its a coincidence that this story is released soon after the trial to open the square to cyclists is announced. Don't get me wrong I am in favour of the cycling proposal just resent the political gerrymandering/cutel y timed press releases. Please just give us some honest politics and stop your poor attempts at subliminal influence. W e the great unwashed are not the idiots that you assume us to be hence don't treat us as fools to be manipulated. cest vrai
  • Score: -15

1:48pm Sun 27 Apr 14

SympatheticSam says...

Make fat people pay for hospital visits. Simple.
Make fat people pay for hospital visits. Simple. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 52

2:03pm Sun 27 Apr 14

retry69 says...

So which commenter modelled for the pic? :)
So which commenter modelled for the pic? :) retry69
  • Score: 7

2:04pm Sun 27 Apr 14

G from Kinson says...

Get rid of daytime TV and see that the couch potatoes get fit!
Get rid of daytime TV and see that the couch potatoes get fit! G from Kinson
  • Score: 53

2:08pm Sun 27 Apr 14

John T says...

retry69 wrote:
So which commenter modelled for the pic? :)
So are you Mr Kettle or Mr Pot? :)
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: So which commenter modelled for the pic? :)[/p][/quote]So are you Mr Kettle or Mr Pot? :) John T
  • Score: 9

2:22pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Abc1970 says...

SympatheticSam wrote:
Make fat people pay for hospital visits. Simple.
How about charging anybody who has ever smoked a cigarette or drank an alcoholic drink too. I know, why not charge diabetes patients, or cancer patients for their hospital treatment too, in fact, let's just charge everybody. What a ridiculous comment. Do you work for the Tory government in some way?
[quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: Make fat people pay for hospital visits. Simple.[/p][/quote]How about charging anybody who has ever smoked a cigarette or drank an alcoholic drink too. I know, why not charge diabetes patients, or cancer patients for their hospital treatment too, in fact, let's just charge everybody. What a ridiculous comment. Do you work for the Tory government in some way? Abc1970
  • Score: -13

2:25pm Sun 27 Apr 14

retry69 says...

John T wrote:
retry69 wrote:
So which commenter modelled for the pic? :)
So are you Mr Kettle or Mr Pot? :)
You recognised me,spoil sport :)
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: So which commenter modelled for the pic? :)[/p][/quote]So are you Mr Kettle or Mr Pot? :)[/p][/quote]You recognised me,spoil sport :) retry69
  • Score: 9

2:42pm Sun 27 Apr 14

SympatheticSam says...

Abc1970 wrote:
SympatheticSam wrote:
Make fat people pay for hospital visits. Simple.
How about charging anybody who has ever smoked a cigarette or drank an alcoholic drink too. I know, why not charge diabetes patients, or cancer patients for their hospital treatment too, in fact, let's just charge everybody. What a ridiculous comment. Do you work for the Tory government in some way?
You sound bitter. You must be a fat git ruining our NHS then.

Stop eating rubbish, and do some exercise. Lifting pints doesn't count.
[quote][p][bold]Abc1970[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: Make fat people pay for hospital visits. Simple.[/p][/quote]How about charging anybody who has ever smoked a cigarette or drank an alcoholic drink too. I know, why not charge diabetes patients, or cancer patients for their hospital treatment too, in fact, let's just charge everybody. What a ridiculous comment. Do you work for the Tory government in some way?[/p][/quote]You sound bitter. You must be a fat git ruining our NHS then. Stop eating rubbish, and do some exercise. Lifting pints doesn't count. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 36

4:22pm Sun 27 Apr 14

TheUnfortunateTruth says...

Personally I think it’s disgusting that people who increase their risk of serious medical injury through their own lifestyle choices (despite knowing what they are doing is bad for their health) put such a huge financial strain on the NHS. If you want to be obese or smoke then you should have to finance the repercussions yourself - nobody forced you to put it all into your mouth, it was your own choice!
Personally I think it’s disgusting that people who increase their risk of serious medical injury through their own lifestyle choices (despite knowing what they are doing is bad for their health) put such a huge financial strain on the NHS. If you want to be obese or smoke then you should have to finance the repercussions yourself - nobody forced you to put it all into your mouth, it was your own choice! TheUnfortunateTruth
  • Score: 9

4:41pm Sun 27 Apr 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Abc1970 wrote:
SympatheticSam wrote:
Make fat people pay for hospital visits. Simple.
How about charging anybody who has ever smoked a cigarette or drank an alcoholic drink too. I know, why not charge diabetes patients, or cancer patients for their hospital treatment too, in fact, let's just charge everybody. What a ridiculous comment. Do you work for the Tory government in some way?
People might take better care of themselves in general if they did have to pay.
[quote][p][bold]Abc1970[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: Make fat people pay for hospital visits. Simple.[/p][/quote]How about charging anybody who has ever smoked a cigarette or drank an alcoholic drink too. I know, why not charge diabetes patients, or cancer patients for their hospital treatment too, in fact, let's just charge everybody. What a ridiculous comment. Do you work for the Tory government in some way?[/p][/quote]People might take better care of themselves in general if they did have to pay. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -4

4:58pm Sun 27 Apr 14

smhinto says...

Yes same thing really. This is down to bone idleness lack of exercise and then of course these people will expect free treatment on the NHS !!
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My personal routine is to go for a ten minute run in the morning and perhaps the same in the evening. Exercise should be in short bursts, regualr and often. there is no need for these hanging out of your 'a.se' runs, they do you no good at all. All you have to do is increase your heart rate twice a day for two sets of tem minutes.
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Breakfast constitutes of a small can of beans on toast with a large tin of grapfruit segmants. This will give you enough fibre and energy levels to last until lunch time. Then perhaps a ham salad sandwich for lunch and a balanced meal in the evening. It is not rocket science.
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The odd blow out with an indian or fish and chips is fine, say onece a month.
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I do have sympathy for people with illnesses which involves weight gain. This is a different category altogether.
Yes same thing really. This is down to bone idleness lack of exercise and then of course these people will expect free treatment on the NHS !! . My personal routine is to go for a ten minute run in the morning and perhaps the same in the evening. Exercise should be in short bursts, regualr and often. there is no need for these hanging out of your 'a.se' runs, they do you no good at all. All you have to do is increase your heart rate twice a day for two sets of tem minutes. . Breakfast constitutes of a small can of beans on toast with a large tin of grapfruit segmants. This will give you enough fibre and energy levels to last until lunch time. Then perhaps a ham salad sandwich for lunch and a balanced meal in the evening. It is not rocket science. . The odd blow out with an indian or fish and chips is fine, say onece a month. . I do have sympathy for people with illnesses which involves weight gain. This is a different category altogether. smhinto
  • Score: 10

4:58pm Sun 27 Apr 14

cest vrai says...

there is a major difference between someone clinically obese and a fatty who simply ate all the proverbial pies. The chap in the article picture while poss. medially classed as obese has simply over eaten/drunk and does not exercise. He did not get that belly from comfort eating he njoyed every little morsel as well as seconds etc.

Those of you of a certain age lets say who went to school in the 80/s will remember that every school had a very large student who was vastly overweight. Now he or she in my opionion would fall into the obese through no fault of their own type who had "issues".

Now the slim people are in the minority with most of the obese people simply having indulged themselves too much. No ones fault but your own. and BTW I class myself in the later I am on the wrong side of the fence when it comes to waist size. Have lost bout 3 stone through exercise and watching the food but still a lard A**e but that is my problem.

Went to doctors for an issue and was bluntly told it was my own fault so until you sort out yourself we cant help..Fair enough I says and I did

Stop blaming others for your own choices.
there is a major difference between someone clinically obese and a fatty who simply ate all the proverbial pies. The chap in the article picture while poss. medially classed as obese has simply over eaten/drunk and does not exercise. He did not get that belly from comfort eating he njoyed every little morsel as well as seconds etc. Those of you of a certain age lets say who went to school in the 80/s will remember that every school had a very large student who was vastly overweight. Now he or she in my opionion would fall into the obese through no fault of their own type who had "issues". Now the slim people are in the minority with most of the obese people simply having indulged themselves too much. No ones fault but your own. and BTW I class myself in the later I am on the wrong side of the fence when it comes to waist size. Have lost bout 3 stone through exercise and watching the food but still a lard A**e but that is my problem. Went to doctors for an issue and was bluntly told it was my own fault so until you sort out yourself we cant help..Fair enough I says and I did Stop blaming others for your own choices. cest vrai
  • Score: 12

4:59pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Stay out of Greggs ladies
Stay out of Greggs ladies Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 9

5:32pm Sun 27 Apr 14

MartiC says...

I have paid more than enough taxes over the past 35 years to cover any future hospital visits I may have due to my over indulgence...
Unlike many millions of benefit scrounges !!!
I have paid more than enough taxes over the past 35 years to cover any future hospital visits I may have due to my over indulgence... Unlike many millions of benefit scrounges !!! MartiC
  • Score: 0

6:24pm Sun 27 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

Who would want a six-pack when they can have a barrel?
Who would want a six-pack when they can have a barrel? JackJohnson
  • Score: -1

8:46pm Sun 27 Apr 14

BmthNewshound says...

Usual hostility towards the obese from the usual suspects.
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There are all sorts of reasons why people over eat and become obese - I piled on the weight after being made redundant and a family death - If I'd turned to drugs instead of donuts the NHS would have offered a whole range of help and support.
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An unhealthy diet can be responsible for a range of different conditions and illnesses not just obesity and many conditions are self inflicted due to lifestyle choice so if we follow SympatheticSam and his/her supporters logic the NHS should charge a large percentage of their patients for treating self inflicted conditions.
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People deal with lifes problems in different ways, some drink, some do drugs and some eat donuts.
Usual hostility towards the obese from the usual suspects. . There are all sorts of reasons why people over eat and become obese - I piled on the weight after being made redundant and a family death - If I'd turned to drugs instead of donuts the NHS would have offered a whole range of help and support. . An unhealthy diet can be responsible for a range of different conditions and illnesses not just obesity and many conditions are self inflicted due to lifestyle choice so if we follow SympatheticSam and his/her supporters logic the NHS should charge a large percentage of their patients for treating self inflicted conditions. . People deal with lifes problems in different ways, some drink, some do drugs and some eat donuts. BmthNewshound
  • Score: 4

9:32pm Sun 27 Apr 14

MartiC says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
Usual hostility towards the obese from the usual suspects.
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There are all sorts of reasons why people over eat and become obese - I piled on the weight after being made redundant and a family death - If I'd turned to drugs instead of donuts the NHS would have offered a whole range of help and support.
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An unhealthy diet can be responsible for a range of different conditions and illnesses not just obesity and many conditions are self inflicted due to lifestyle choice so if we follow SympatheticSam and his/her supporters logic the NHS should charge a large percentage of their patients for treating self inflicted conditions.
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People deal with lifes problems in different ways, some drink, some do drugs and some eat donuts.
Nicely put ..
Sympatheticsam is not very sympathetic, but the clue is in the name ..

He/she should remove the SYM .. Patheticsam would describe him better..
Nothing more than a Internet TROLL

PS.. If there's any of those doughnuts going spare that you mentioned ..haha
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: Usual hostility towards the obese from the usual suspects. . There are all sorts of reasons why people over eat and become obese - I piled on the weight after being made redundant and a family death - If I'd turned to drugs instead of donuts the NHS would have offered a whole range of help and support. . An unhealthy diet can be responsible for a range of different conditions and illnesses not just obesity and many conditions are self inflicted due to lifestyle choice so if we follow SympatheticSam and his/her supporters logic the NHS should charge a large percentage of their patients for treating self inflicted conditions. . People deal with lifes problems in different ways, some drink, some do drugs and some eat donuts.[/p][/quote]Nicely put .. Sympatheticsam is not very sympathetic, but the clue is in the name .. He/she should remove the SYM .. Patheticsam would describe him better.. Nothing more than a Internet TROLL PS.. If there's any of those doughnuts going spare that you mentioned ..haha MartiC
  • Score: 3

10:52pm Sun 27 Apr 14

Not A Local says...

The complete ignorance of some people on here amazes me! Having served in the military and worked active jobs since leaving school, I was shocked recently to find out I've become 'obese'. According to the new stats I'm in the same category as 'fat pigs' and should 'pay for my own treatment' according to some of you lot.

2 years ago I got a back injury, and until recently just walking was agony. But I still went to work every day, to pay my taxes, which pay towards the NHS. Because I couldn't exercise I put on weight, and apparently I'm classed as obese despite only being a few st heavier than I was during active service when I was fitter and healthier than most of you on here have ever dreamed of being!

So before hurling insults around, why don't some of you actually think about what you're saying instead of hiding behind your keyboards? Not everybody who is 'obese' is a fat unhealthy pig who eats junk all day and costs society millions in care costs!
The complete ignorance of some people on here amazes me! Having served in the military and worked active jobs since leaving school, I was shocked recently to find out I've become 'obese'. According to the new stats I'm in the same category as 'fat pigs' and should 'pay for my own treatment' according to some of you lot. 2 years ago I got a back injury, and until recently just walking was agony. But I still went to work every day, to pay my taxes, which pay towards the NHS. Because I couldn't exercise I put on weight, and apparently I'm classed as obese despite only being a few st heavier than I was during active service when I was fitter and healthier than most of you on here have ever dreamed of being! So before hurling insults around, why don't some of you actually think about what you're saying instead of hiding behind your keyboards? Not everybody who is 'obese' is a fat unhealthy pig who eats junk all day and costs society millions in care costs! Not A Local
  • Score: 1

9:41am Mon 28 Apr 14

Hessenford says...

BMI index, another myth like global warming, my son who is 24 hasn't a lump of fat on him, he regularly works out, swims, plays football plenty of exercise yet he is considered obese, who thinks up these tests in the first place, yes some people are overweight but the scaremongers among us love to dramatise everything.
BMI index, another myth like global warming, my son who is 24 hasn't a lump of fat on him, he regularly works out, swims, plays football plenty of exercise yet he is considered obese, who thinks up these tests in the first place, yes some people are overweight but the scaremongers among us love to dramatise everything. Hessenford
  • Score: 2

12:05pm Mon 28 Apr 14

skydriver says...

Many good comments, are we still allowed to call people FAT, because that's what they are, too many fast food shops, they also don't know when they have had enough . Walking around a supermarket and just have a look at what FAT people put into their trolleys, crisps, chips bread donuts cream cakes biscuits, etc etc, not just one or two of these items but all of them , not to mention the coke and alike, Fresh veg, no tinned yes, fruit no. I know the comments will start coming in, they can't afford things such as fruit and other healthy options.
If FAT people what to loose weight ......drop the junk!
Many good comments, are we still allowed to call people FAT, because that's what they are, too many fast food shops, they also don't know when they have had enough . Walking around a supermarket and just have a look at what FAT people put into their trolleys, crisps, chips bread donuts cream cakes biscuits, etc etc, not just one or two of these items but all of them , not to mention the coke and alike, Fresh veg, no tinned yes, fruit no. I know the comments will start coming in, they can't afford things such as fruit and other healthy options. If FAT people what to loose weight ......drop the junk! skydriver
  • Score: 2

12:07pm Mon 28 Apr 14

skydriver says...

skydriver wrote:
Many good comments, are we still allowed to call people FAT, because that's what they are, too many fast food shops, they also don't know when they have had enough . Walking around a supermarket and just have a look at what FAT people put into their trolleys, crisps, chips bread donuts cream cakes biscuits, etc etc, not just one or two of these items but all of them , not to mention the coke and alike, Fresh veg, no tinned yes, fruit no. I know the comments will start coming in, they can't afford things such as fruit and other healthy options.
If FAT people what to loose weight ......drop the junk!
Oh I forgot to say , just take a long look a the picture of the chap with the GUT, just guess what that looks like with its shirt off ........now if that doesn't put you off I don't know what would.
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: Many good comments, are we still allowed to call people FAT, because that's what they are, too many fast food shops, they also don't know when they have had enough . Walking around a supermarket and just have a look at what FAT people put into their trolleys, crisps, chips bread donuts cream cakes biscuits, etc etc, not just one or two of these items but all of them , not to mention the coke and alike, Fresh veg, no tinned yes, fruit no. I know the comments will start coming in, they can't afford things such as fruit and other healthy options. If FAT people what to loose weight ......drop the junk![/p][/quote]Oh I forgot to say , just take a long look a the picture of the chap with the GUT, just guess what that looks like with its shirt off ........now if that doesn't put you off I don't know what would. skydriver
  • Score: 1

1:41pm Mon 28 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

Why don't we also charge every drunk who injures themselves and is admitted to A & E on a Saturday night whilst we're at it? This is a waste of public money....idiots who cannot recognise when they've had enough to drink and do stupid things.....there is often a story or health issue behind every person's weight.....people often judge and resort to name calling...a bit like shooting first and asking questions afterwards....
Why don't we also charge every drunk who injures themselves and is admitted to A & E on a Saturday night whilst we're at it? This is a waste of public money....idiots who cannot recognise when they've had enough to drink and do stupid things.....there is often a story or health issue behind every person's weight.....people often judge and resort to name calling...a bit like shooting first and asking questions afterwards.... KitKatPuss
  • Score: 0

1:43pm Mon 28 Apr 14

retry69 says...

skydriver wrote:
skydriver wrote:
Many good comments, are we still allowed to call people FAT, because that's what they are, too many fast food shops, they also don't know when they have had enough . Walking around a supermarket and just have a look at what FAT people put into their trolleys, crisps, chips bread donuts cream cakes biscuits, etc etc, not just one or two of these items but all of them , not to mention the coke and alike, Fresh veg, no tinned yes, fruit no. I know the comments will start coming in, they can't afford things such as fruit and other healthy options.
If FAT people what to loose weight ......drop the junk!
Oh I forgot to say , just take a long look a the picture of the chap with the GUT, just guess what that looks like with its shirt off ........now if that doesn't put you off I don't know what would.
My wife thinks it is rather becoming,something to cuddle up to :)
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: Many good comments, are we still allowed to call people FAT, because that's what they are, too many fast food shops, they also don't know when they have had enough . Walking around a supermarket and just have a look at what FAT people put into their trolleys, crisps, chips bread donuts cream cakes biscuits, etc etc, not just one or two of these items but all of them , not to mention the coke and alike, Fresh veg, no tinned yes, fruit no. I know the comments will start coming in, they can't afford things such as fruit and other healthy options. If FAT people what to loose weight ......drop the junk![/p][/quote]Oh I forgot to say , just take a long look a the picture of the chap with the GUT, just guess what that looks like with its shirt off ........now if that doesn't put you off I don't know what would.[/p][/quote]My wife thinks it is rather becoming,something to cuddle up to :) retry69
  • Score: 0

8:29pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Dr Martin says...

Huey wrote:
Eat properly, eat less and exercise. Not hard concepts to grasp surely?
No sympathy for anyone with addictions to greasy food.
Ahh what a place
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Eat properly, eat less and exercise. Not hard concepts to grasp surely? No sympathy for anyone with addictions to greasy food.[/p][/quote]Ahh what a place Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

4:45pm Tue 29 Apr 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

MartiC wrote:
I have paid more than enough taxes over the past 35 years to cover any future hospital visits I may have due to my over indulgence...
Unlike many millions of benefit scrounges !!!
Really??
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National Insurance is 10%. Say you've earned £50k for the last 35 years then you've only contributed £175k. A heart transplant can cost £500k!
[quote][p][bold]MartiC[/bold] wrote: I have paid more than enough taxes over the past 35 years to cover any future hospital visits I may have due to my over indulgence... Unlike many millions of benefit scrounges !!![/p][/quote]Really?? . National Insurance is 10%. Say you've earned £50k for the last 35 years then you've only contributed £175k. A heart transplant can cost £500k! HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -1

7:36pm Tue 29 Apr 14

MartiC says...

HRH of Boscombe wrote:
MartiC wrote:
I have paid more than enough taxes over the past 35 years to cover any future hospital visits I may have due to my over indulgence...
Unlike many millions of benefit scrounges !!!
Really??
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National Insurance is 10%. Say you've earned £50k for the last 35 years then you've only contributed £175k. A heart transplant can cost £500k!
I actually earn £148,000 a year ...so got that covered ..
[quote][p][bold]HRH of Boscombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MartiC[/bold] wrote: I have paid more than enough taxes over the past 35 years to cover any future hospital visits I may have due to my over indulgence... Unlike many millions of benefit scrounges !!![/p][/quote]Really?? . National Insurance is 10%. Say you've earned £50k for the last 35 years then you've only contributed £175k. A heart transplant can cost £500k![/p][/quote]I actually earn £148,000 a year ...so got that covered .. MartiC
  • Score: 0

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