Actually, UK's National Healthcare Is Excellent Updated on April 30, 2019 By William Clement 32 Comments By William Clement 32 Comments Fiona Gregory April 30, 2019 I do not pay tax at all except VAT. Reply Fiona Gregory April 30, 2019 my dad lived to 91 and I might too. Reply Fiona Gregory April 30, 2019 Britain is best at everything. Reply Fiona Gregory April 30, 2019 I am never ill anyway, but if I was, would rather be ill in Britain. Reply Michael Weskamp April 30, 2019 I would say its ok-ish, not excellent. Ok-ish. Reply Sean K April 30, 2019 The us still has more innovation than any other country when it comes to medication , and better cancer survival rates etc Reply Fiona Gregory April 30, 2019 I have never had to wait very long for an appointment but I am very healthy anyway. Reply Fiona Gregory April 30, 2019 yes NHS is better than what yanks have. Reply Rosella A Alm-Ahearn April 30, 2019 The NIH in the UK. have only had one encounter with with English health care. It was splendid. While visiting England, i became very sick; I self-diagnosed a strep throat, went to the neighborhood clinic and waited my turn. Soon I was admitted to the exam room. [doctors; visits are done differently overseas] The doctor was behind his desk, and I told him my symptoms etc. He examined my throat, took my temperature, and prescribed for me. The prescription was filled right there in the clinic, with no extra problems. The entire medical encounter only took about three quarters of a hour. and only cost 8 pounds. In the US it would have taken days and even with really good insurance, cost a whole lot more jn both time and money. Reply mcmahonp1 April 30, 2019 I just want you to have a Bernie revolution and get what we Brits have, universal health care. Seriously, I don't know how you all sleep at night for fear of getting sick. come in from the cold. Get a proper welfare state. Get universal health care ($$$ cheaper than what you're paying now), get sick pay, get paid holidays, get mobile nursing care. If you can put a man on the moon, you can do this. It's simple by comparison because you've already got a blue print to copy off. Reply Miss Pía April 30, 2019 in chile i pay 300 euros monthly for my private system plan, it is indivual according to your age and your gender, plus insurances , i chose private system, i was in the public system last year but i changed it.imagine if i get pregnant or i have a dental problems, my plan rises its price 🙁 Reply Jack Clare April 30, 2019 speaking as someone who lives here: no, it’s really not. Reply Mitchel Evans April 30, 2019 The complexity of the system here in the US is mind numbing. While living in Japan, I was stunned at how simple it was to go to the doctor/dentist. Our system is broken and poisoned. MediCare for All is what this nation needs. All boats will rise with it. Reply Antediluvian Atheist April 30, 2019 It's not perfect. Could use work.But it's better than most. And lightyears ahead of the US. I'll take a long wait time and taxes over bankruptcy. Reply Stuart Grier April 30, 2019 The NHS is the greatest thing the UK has EVER done, in the whole history of the UK. American healthcare is run as a business – money is the most important thing in American health. Good health is a right, not a privilege, as in America, if you can't pay then you die. In the UK, cost is irrelevant, its the medical need which is important, NOT YOUR ABILITY TO PAY. Reply rufdymond April 30, 2019 Americans seem to believe anything they are told by their politicians – I went to see a specialist on Tuesday 8th Jan 2019, as a result of that consultation he ordered an MIR scan to be done. I had the scan on Thursday 17 Jan 2019. I don't think that was a really long time to wait – oh and the whole thing didn't cost me a penny. Reply Bob Rolander April 30, 2019 Every country in the western world has kept expanding their analogs to FDRs New Deal. Only we are to weak to demand our politicians to keep up. Reply Derek Delboy Trotter April 30, 2019 I have never had a long wait on the NHS, maybe you'll have to wait a while if you're put on a waiting list for something but if you need emergancy treatment for something then you will get it stright away. I broke my arm and dislocated my elbow last year, I had to have a plate and screws put in my arm and my elbow putting back into place. They put my elbow back in as soon as I went into hospital and I had the operation first thing in the morning, I was first in the theatre. And I arrived at the hospital at around 5pm. Reply BeepBop Boop April 30, 2019 I just came for an ego boost. Reply Honeysuckle Blossom April 30, 2019 I'm from the uk, I have a pre pay card for prescriptions, I pay about £10 a month for it. I usually get six regular prescriptions a month, no way could I afford them at the true cost. My doctors and specialists choose what to prescribe, no insurance company deciding. So far this year I've had about 15 x rays, an ecg , blood tests, got wrist splints, new custom made orthotics for my shoes, seen a physio, rheumatologist, gastroenterologist, neurologist and I'm due to see a cardiologist and have a MRI next week. I had an a&e (emergency room) visit too. The neurologist decided I needed an MRI, he didn't have to wonder if an insurance company would agree. People who are ill long term or say they've had a stroke and are disabled from it may lose their job, BUT they don't have a huge medical bill too! It's not perfect, but it's bloody good.I remember my American niece being taken ill, here she would have been taken to her own doctor, a walk in centre or a&e. What a bloody fuss and faff about…because she had her dad's navy insurance and they had to find out who took it! Absolutely crazy! She was in her home state, had she been on holiday here she could have gone to a walk in centre, doubtful they would have even bothered to bill them. Since she was a child and not a major illness. Had she got progressively worse fast I hate to think what could have happened Reply Peace and Love April 30, 2019 If humans and societies were not so hell bent on spending billions on arms races, then perhaps, just perhaps we might be able to help each other live and achieve greater things. Reply Stuart Saunders April 30, 2019 The NHS is the closest thing we have to a national religion. Reply Paul Hindle April 30, 2019 I am from the UK and about 10 months ago I badly broke my neck (C1-C2). I was rushed by ambulance to A&E by 2 Paramedics, on arrival I was assessed by a Doctor and sent for a CT., scan, MRI., scan and X-Ray. I was then transferred by ambulance with 2 Paramedics and a Doctor in attendance to a nearby specialist Neurosurgery centre. I had more scans, was informed I needed surgery and taken to theatre where a Halo head support was fitted. I was then admitted to a ward and given a meal and a cup of tea. This was still only about 4 hours since the accident. As an in-patient I received the best care anyone could ever ask for, from a wonderfully team of professionals. After a long stay I was transported home by ambulance. In the last few months I have had countless prescriptions (delivered to my door), out-patient app's. for more scans/ assessments, GP. app's., an Aspen neck collar fitted and lots of pyshio'. The cost of all this world class treatment? £0. THE PRICE- NOTHING. THE VALUE- PRICELESS! In all this time I have not once been asked about insurance or ability to pay. I simply received what ever treatment I required. I never once worried about the cost of calling an ambulances etc.. This meant that I did not just take a couple of painkillers and go to bed, which might have lead to me being paralysed from the neck down and as such require care 24/7 for the rest of my life. (Costing a fortune). I therefore can look forward to getting out of my collar and returning to work. Once back at work, I will gladly pay my taxes to support the NHS. I know a potion of my taxes go to pay for the NHS. but the spend per capita is less than half what it is in the USA. and absolutely nobody is left out from cradle to grave. It seems to me the people who tell you public healthcare is terrible normally what to sell you health insurance. This they don't do, not for the good of their health but for vast profits. It cost us less, it's fairer and we live longer. Reply Stephen Long April 30, 2019 Today in the UK, 8.9 women for every 100,000 live births die from complications of pregnancy or childbirth, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.In the United States, the maternal death rate averaged 9.1 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births during the years 1979–1986, but then rose rapidly to 14 per 100,000 in 2000 and 17.8 per 100,000 in 2009. In 2013 the rate was 18.5 deaths per 100,000 live births. Reply Hugh Janus April 30, 2019 I’m a brit, yes it’s got problems, but that’s because our Conservative party which would be you Republican Party want it privatised, but if and when that day comes ,watch the marches ,my god we think of our nhs like your rednecks think of the 2nd amendment and parties know there will be civil unrest if they introduced the shit you poor people have in the states,where only the super rich get full cover Reply lonelyp zinck April 30, 2019 A problem we have here in America is the republicans for the most part have used Benny Hills type of looking at national health systems. or a rich guy getting private healthcare in the OTHER part of the hospital. Getting your head slapped if you look through the doorway at the private side party. compared to your long public ward type national health area with one nurse not attending to anyone. The so called doctor smoking over you and losing his watch during your surgery. They are so scared we can't even try it. Even though with all the systems we have in the world to cherry pick we should be able to make the best system ever. I do think they are starting to come around and demanding their politicians vote for a single payer system. Or at least I hope they are. Reply bam-skater April 30, 2019 The UK is NOT a country and neither does it have an NHS, it has 4 entirely different NHS's for the 4 countries Reply peter stringer April 30, 2019 The NHS is brilliant. Reply Paul M. April 30, 2019 I'm a Brit-American. Despite what vested interests in the US try to show, the UK's NHS is excellent. Single-payer is the ONLY way to go, in order to spread the risk between the healthy and the sick. Time to get the insurance companies OUT of healthcare and reign in the drug companies … all of which spend big bucks in lobbying our elected officials! Reply Doreen Achtymichuk April 30, 2019 from Canada : when discussing Canadas single payer system, you always focus on Toronto, our largest city, and cry foul over long wait times. well, i'm from a small city in Alberta. I wait for nothing. I have MS, which means annual MRI's, a neurologisit, a GP, who I see every 2 months.. i'm also on a med. which costs around 1500$/month. free to me. Reply James Mcbride April 30, 2019 Sorry the waiting times are ridiculous, a friend of mine has been waiting for 7 months to see a musculoskeletal consultant, the NHS has been in decline since the tories have got in, they have been underfunding it for the last seven years and are trying to privatise it for self gain. Reply Nigel Humphreys April 30, 2019 I'm happy with the NHS but it is socialised health care and there are compromises and difficulties especially when its open to mass immigration. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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