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Taxpayers foot entire bill for 22-year-old's boob job

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
Tags: taxpayers, boob job, NHS

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(NaturalNews) Breast augmentation is not a typical medical procedure covered under the U.K.'s socialist system of medicine, known officially as the National Health System (NHS). But it suddenly became one recently after 22-year-old Josie Cunningham convinced her doctor that being flat-chested was "causing her emotional distress," and that having bigger boobs was the only way to remedy the problem.

According to reports, Cunningham made up stories to her General Practitioner (GP) about how she was constantly made fun of at school for having small breasts, and that she could never go on vacations and wear a bikini without being unbearably self-conscious. After describing her life with small boobs as "liv[ing] in terror," Cunningham laid it on thick with a stream of fake tears, convincing her GP to up her breast size from 32A to 36DD.

As reported by the popular news site OpposingViews.com, Cunningham's breast enhancement surgery cost the equivalent of about $7,000, and all of it was covered by the taxpayer-funded NHS, setting off a wave of outrage.

"(I) can't wait to do topless and swimsuit photo shoots and become the new Katie Price," said a vapid Cunningham to The Sun, referring to the former U.K. glamor model whose topless debut in a tabloid magazine launched her career and thrust her into the media limelight. "I want the world to see the new me and I want money and fame just like Katie -- and my new boobs can make it all happen."

According to The Sun, Cunningham's earnings from her current job in telemarketing do not even breach $14,000 a year, but the aspiring supermodel has already adopted a "celebrity lifestyle," and makes regular trips to London from her Yorkshire flat to spend time at night clubs. She has also reportedly started her own collection of pricy Louis Vuitton handbags, dyed her hair to mimic that of her idol Katie Price, and even ordered a stereotypical chihuahua dog.

"I don't earn much, but I think I will get used to living the high life very easily," she is quoted as saying to The Sun. "The sky's the limit now that I've got my new boobs -- and I can't thank the NHS enough for giving them to me."

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