posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 08:11 AM
reply to post by cavscout
You have had a go at us brits saying that we get all defensive when you talk about our country, but we only get defensive because you are ignorantly
spreading lies, or knowing spreading them but either way your ideas do not represent our country.
Firstly lets talk crime. According to statistics we have lower rates of murder, gun crime, knife crime, assault, rape etc etc. Yet you dare to lecture
us on crime?
You talk about our healthcare being awful based on anecdotal evidence from one person you know. Well everyone in my family has used the NHS and has
nothing but praise for it. So lets look at the public opinion, well even Margaret Thatcher didn't try and take the NHS away because she knew that if
she did their would be a revolution overnight. Ask yourself why that is. Maybe it's because the system works very well the majority of the time.
Every system has faults and guess what, for every time you can point out a bad case within the NHS i can point out two in the USA. If you want to play
that game we can but there will be no real winner. Well other than the fact that the NHS would never make you pick which finger you can have sewn back
on as your insurance doesn't cover two, nor will the NHS refuse to cover you becuase you have a pre existing condition oh and best of all the NHS
won't stop treating you once you reach your treatment limit. Many insurance companies only cover treatments up to say 300,000 dollars, did you know
I have deeply researched your healthcare system and it would appear that the wealthy generally love it but the poor are generally deeply annoyed about
it. I would say that you are still a young nation, you haven't been through what Britain has been through. We have dealt with the rich, poor divide
for a very long time and have had massive social upheavals over it. I think that is why we see healthcare differently.