reply to post by crazyewok
Okay... I'll bet I got a little too touchy. It's getting that way just recently with being told by international people how evil, bad, filthy,
violent, backwards and generally undesirable my nation is ...in pretty much every form.
Forgive me..as the difference in culture really would seem
to be the difference this time.
Now you point out a couple things in your first message and reply about your own NHS and how it works for you. In all honesty I can't debate you to
the point of saying your system, as a whole, is wrong ...I can't even bring up examples of evil things that happen in your system...without linking
for support at the same time....or replying to someone who did. After all.. I don't live under that system and never have.
Likewise, you're as selectively informed of our system as I am yours. That is to say, beyond time spent learning on the side, we know anecdotes from
friends, family or the media. Not a way to know a system...
Specific to reply? Your system, as you've described it, is great for poor because they can get service and options it does realistically take money
or good insurance to get here. True on that. The thread here highlights the flip side of that tho.........Your folks seem to get great care in some
areas, but if 'deemed' by a central Government not to be worthy or a good fit for the care? Well..... Live well for whatever you have left.
Same here..for BIG STUFF. That's the difference. People don't get left in hallways to die in the American system. We don't dehydrate our patients
to let them die "humanely" in a way ONLY medical staff could ever see as humane in any form. (several threads on ATS describing those "protocols"
in detail..is my reference) and babies don't get left to "expire" or....die hard, as I'll rightly put it...because a scale read out didn't have
the right numbers.
(^^^^ And if those things DO HAPPEN as some did at some county Hospitals before everything went 100% for-profit...then heads roll and people are held
to account. As I understand the NHS..You MAY get an apology, but not likely even that?)