Which is the point of Rudy's ad. And the point of this recent article in UK's Daily Telegraph:
I won't let Daddy die: Girl of six raises Â£4,000 for life-saving drugs the NHS won't provide
By LUCY LAING
" Faced with the prospect of losing her father to cancer, Chantelle Hill reacted a little differently to the average six-year-old.
Instead of letting the grown-ups deal with it, she decided to save him herself.
Now, she has raised more than Â£4,000 to buy the life-saving drugs David Hill needs after he was told they were not available to him on the Health Service. "
Apparently NICE and the NHS decided that Tarceva, the drug Chantelle will pay for, but NHS won't, was not "an effective use of NHS resources".
I know there will be some who read this post and bleat about how some people can't afford drugs because they don't have insurance. Good point. But what's the point of insurance of any kind if your six year daughter has to ask your neighbors for money to pay for a drug that extends your life and improves it's quality? Could it be that our health system, which needs work, is better and more compassionate in this regard?