I don’t know much about ObamaCare, it’s a far cry from the NHS but I guess a step in the right direction e.g. the NHS is free at the point of use for all (no medical insurance). All I can say is what the NHS offers and let American’s who know their system best decide for themselves.
If you really want to know what the NHS offers then the best thing would be to visit and browse their excellent website www.nhs.uk
The NHS website includes topics covering:-
Health A-Z (hundreds of conditions explained); Live Well; Care and Support; Health News, and Services near you.
In Britain, if you want health care your options include:-
• Call NHS 111 if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. You can also call NHS 111 if you're not sure which NHS service you need.
• Use the NHS website (which has 48 million visitors per month)
• Take yourself to Accident and Emergency, you’ll not be turned away, regardless to how minor your medical issue; although intended for emergencies only so there can be up to a 4 hour wait if your case is no urgent.
• Call 999 if someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk. An ambulance will arrive within minutes to take you to hospital.
• Visit a walk-in centre, minor injuries unit or urgent care centre if you have a minor illness or injury (cuts, sprains or rashes) and it can't wait until your GP surgery is open.
• Ask your local pharmacist for advice (some are open 24 hrs.). Your pharmacist can give you advice for many common minor illnesses, such as diarrhoea, minor infections, headache, travel advice or sore throats.
• Make an appointment with your GP if you are feeling unwell and it is not an emergency, If you are not well during the night but not ill enough to warrant an ambulance you can optionally call your local GP Surgery out of hours and be put through to a local call centre who will send a local doctor to visit you in your home.
The NHS employs 1.6 million people and costs the government around £115 billion a year to run ($160 billion) and deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours. (The UK population is 64.1 million).
The NHS is also involved in research, working with partners in the public and private sector, includes not-for-profit organisations like ‘Cancer Research UK’; and in recent years started to develop ‘joined up Services’ with local authorities to co-ordinate ‘Social Care’ in the home of people who need home assistance e.g. elderly.