more healthcare rationing under socialized medicine in britainWomen with overweight husbands will be refused IVF on NHS
Research shows that obese women struggle to conceive, which is why areas have withdrawn IVF from them.
However according to officials, being overweight does not affect a man’s sperm quality.
it looks like they've previously "withdrawn" fertility treatment from fat women (i.e. refused to treat) and now they're refusing to treat women married to fat men. If the article is to be believed, there's no legitimate medical reason for this. It's just to save money, and they might as well say that they're not going to treat women married to bald men, or women married to men from some ethnic group or other. I'm not even sure there's a legitimate medical reason to refuse to treat fat women: they "struggle to conceive" so it's a little bit harder to treat them, but so what?
If I'm a private healthcare company and I don't want to treat fat people, I give them their money back and they can get treatment elsewhere. But here, the UK government keeps their money (in the form of taxes to pay for socialized medicine) so they don't have any money to get treated elsewhere.