Obviously the United Kingdom loves their National Health Care. Doctors and nurses made a stellar performance in the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. So, how will another country's love for socialized medicine play out with the republicans and FOX News in the USA?
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remember there is only only party, the capitalists, that is why, very sad though. I do agree health insurance should only be for micro profits, I do not think a man should pay 10K to have his finger reattached, that is disgusting.
No, they've created an entitlement society. If you try to take away what they consider "free" they get in an uproar. They pay value added taxes on almost all goods, check the prices for things versus here.
I don't personally care what Fox says because they are an unbelievable source of information. I've had many conversations with Canadians and those in the U.K. and so far I haven't found one that would trade medical plans with us.
I appreciate your Birdseye view and candidness. Interestingly the World Health Org. rates Britain at 18th vs. the USA at 37th in health care systems. You beat us in life expectancy and infant mortality rates as well.
Every system has kinks. Isn't it better for all to be treated equally, than let's say Dick Cheney receiving the absolute best care imaginable, over the part-time school bus driver in charge of transporting our children?
have you talked to most brits? If that were the case they would have worked to overthrow their NHS and it appears to me they celebrate it.
Until you find yourself in need of medical attention. Then you will cry about how you are being discriminated against, because you are not poor!
@ChristinS In 2009, they paid approximately 2000 pounds each man, woman and child. Plus, they pay value added taxes on goods nationwide. These are just facts and you can find them easily on the internet. Most were born into it; they know nothing else
In 2004, the cost of uncompensated care for the uninsured was estimated to be around $41 billion - tax payers bear that burden, so we pay too, because we've never known anything different.
I'd much rather pay 2000 pounds a year and get the treatment that the Brits get than what I do now. Through my employer, I pay $7200 a year for health insurance - and I still have to pay $50-$300 each visit for routine preventive care.
They also pay value added taxes. Check the price of goods there compared to here. And that isn't $2800 pounds per family, that is 2800 pounds PER family member, including children.