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Did anyone see last nights Panaorama last night about the USA...?


I shall never complain about the NHS again.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/default.stm


Kids who's parents don't have enough food to feed them, a couple living in a storm drain and the unemployed man who had a serious hernia, was told to go to the emergency room then told it will cost 20,000 USD to fix, no money so he was sent home.


This program put the Mighty USA to Shame.

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I have friends in the us who need long term medication to keep help prolong there lives to a normal level but with the us system the way it is they have to pick and chose which meds to get, to take the full doses would cost $3-$4,000 per month just on meds so it is a choice of live longer or be able to live while they are here

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Did anyone see last nights Panaorama last night about the USA...?


I shall never complain about the NHS again.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/default.stm


Kids who's parents don't have enough food to feed them, a couple living in a storm drain and the unemployed man who had a serious hernia, was told to go to the emergency room then told it will cost 20,000 USD to fix, no money so he was sent home.


This program put the Mighty USA to Shame.

 

This is an example of why I am a socialist ... yes, I am my brother's keeper. Don't get me started!!!

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I do believe that there have been proposals for some kind of health care but americans seem opposed to it.

Am sure some americans would look at us and think it is weird that we pay to help all and sundry even if we never need to benefit from it.

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Despite what many think, our NHS is one of the very best and most efficient health services in the world. One of the reasons the US is sticking to its private health care system is because a state run system is declared socialist, which is a very bad word over there.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10375877


Americans know their system overall is not very good, but it is very good indeed for those who can afford the insurance and other health care costs. Those that can afford such are also those in power and they see no reason to change that.

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Going on from what throttled said this is a quote from an american 20 something if that matters when discussing the us way and possibility of changing to someting like we have.

 

Yeah, by taking money out of my pay check to pay for it. AWESOME solution.


I don't care if it is Romney or Obama, the government needs to stay the piss out of healthcare as far as socialization.

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Despite what many think, our NHS is one of the very best and most efficient health services in the world.

 

Source/ link for that?.


We've just wasted £12 billion odd on a computer system that never worked properly!! :lol: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 30906.html


Let's not even start on the PFI scams......

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I doubt it will be many more years until we have a system more like the USA, I can't see the current NHS setup staying in place for many more years and if it does it will be a second class service with massive waiting times. They have started to privatise hospitals so how long before we start to get turned away for one reason or another.

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I doubt it will be many more years until we have a system more like the USA, I can't see the current NHS setup staying in place for many more years and if it does it will be a second class service with massive waiting times. They have started to privatise hospitals so how long before we start to get turned away for one reason or another.

 

And when that day comes, along with the privatisation, corporatisation and soul-destruction of our democracy and the moral fabric of our country and way of life, then the message is clear ...


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-F3Xu84J8hSk/Tvikxpg8UmI/AAAAAAAAAzk/qcfLDhn27j4/s1600/anonymous.jpeg

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I look at it this way...


I had a kidney stone, gave me pain and discomfort and was removed by the NHS, all it cost me was Amy national insurance payment!


Compare it to the USA it was good value.


We have it very good over here, I for one will not complain about the NHS again.

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