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British Woman Josie Cunningham Suing NHS Over Taxpayer-Financed Breast Implants

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A woman who somehow managed to get a pricey, taxpayer-funded breast enlargement now says she wants to sue the  government for making them too big and thus “ruining her life.”

In the hopes of fulfilling her dream of becoming a model, Josie Cunningham went from a size 32A to a 36DD.

Cunningham, 23, initially had new-found confidence after the operation, but she is now looking to sue for clinical negligence and emotional distress.

“I’m going to take them for every penny,” Cunningham said. “I want in excess of £10,000. Anything I can get over that is a bonus.”

Cunningham was criticized in the past for thanking taxpayers after getting her surgery, claiming: “I couldn’t have done it without you.” She posed topless in March. “I could never have felt so confident about showing off my body if it wasn’t for the support I’ve had from the NHS.”

She apparently has decided that the implants are too big.

“They’re making my working life difficult," she said. "They’re so big I find them embarrassing and I don’t feel I can do any modeling because they’ve attracted so much negative attention.”

Some people have taken to Twitter to share their feelings about the situation, The Huffington Post reported.

“I'm disgusted that Josie Cunningham got 36DD boobs on the #NHS Take her to a Cancer ward & ask if it was money well spent,” read one tweet.

Another tweet read: “Makes me sick to think how so many peoples health issues have been pushed aside so that this #JosieCunningham could have implants. #wrong"

A spokesman for the TaxPayers’ Alliance also chimed in.

“This is a waste of NHS cash and taxpayers will be stunned that they have been landed with the bill," the spokesman said. "The NHS is there for people with serious medical needs, not as a means of helping wannabes who fancy a career in modeling. NHS bosses must not allow the system to be manipulated by people wanting cosmetic surgery merely to enhance their career prospects.”

Sources: The Huffington Post, NHS