posted on Jan, 29 2014 @ 02:28 PM
Here in the UK, the cost of the treatment would have been free.
The irony is that we have no indigenous poisonous snakes.
Actually we do have poisonous snakes, they are called adders or vipers.
Every time I read about US healthcare I have to shake my head at the narrow minded ideological mindset that seems to think that the mythical "free
market" will solve the problem. It is precisely because the apparent free market has failed miserably that most european countries have some kind of
universal healthcare/insurance. The UK just happens to have it's insurance broker called "the government". Thus NOBODY is excluded, NOBODY is
ripped off, NOBODY has limits applied. There are no "no claims bonus" discounts (which are just an insurance companies method of making it too
expensive to claim !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
I actually live in Scotland where our HNS is managed differently to the rest of the UK. Here, not only do I get free heathcare (well actually pre-paid
via national insurance premiums), I also get free dental check-ups, free amalgam fillings (although I pay to get the white ones.....about £20), free
prescriptions , even if they are for the rest of my life ( I'm on three drugs).
To all you US folks look at this equation :
Net houshold income available for spending = gross income - tax - health insurance paid to private company
Net houshold income available for spending = gross income - tax - national insurance for NHS
DUH!!!! (but our national insurance is considerably cheaper)
The NHS has its flaws by Oh my god what a dream compared to the nightmare the US has !