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Does the British Health Service Really Spend $26 on Each Gluten-free Pizza? - Celiac.com

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Does the British Health Service Really Spend $26 on Each Gluten-free Pizza?

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Celiac.com 08/08/2012 - In the UK, people with celiac disease get their gluten-free food subsidized by the government as part of their national health care. This includes items like gluten-free pizzas. This practice works in much the same way that ...

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i guess in the long run keeping celiac patients on gluten free diets saves them money. kind of questionable if stuffing their patients with pizza is such a moneysaver in the long run..

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That seems to be the right price for a gluten free pizza. (about 4 times as much as a 'normal' one)

How much government is too much government? If they are going to allow gluten free foods, are they entiled to say "you can never have pizza?" :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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That seems to be the right price for a gluten free pizza. (about 4 times as much as a 'normal' one)

How much government is too much government? If they are going to allow gluten free foods, are they entiled to say "you can never have pizza?" :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

The foods that are subsidized with the NHS are not very good. They really are for the poorest of the population who have trouble making ends meet.

I have heard the gluten-free food purchased through this system is not very appetizing. I think you would do better finding good gluten-free pizza on your own.

Like any bureaucratic system, you end up paying 4 times as much for something you can find elsewhere for much less. It happens in the US too. The problem is this drives up taxes for everyone....there is no such thing as "free" anything. You can make gluten-free pizza at home pretty cheaply so the government shouldn't be providing it.

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