A civilised society?
We may think that the NHS has problems, and is expensive, but compared the the US system we are a picture of perfection! I've highlighted some specific examples of fellow bloggers brush with injury & illness before, but when even the msm points out:
"most personal bankruptcies in the US are the result of illness.
The story of American healthcare is one of huge expenditure for little obvious benefit.
By head of population America spends twice the amount Britain does on health.
But life expectancy here is lower and infant mortality is higher, way higher in some ethnic groups. "
Those four statements seem pretty damning in themselves, but I still regularly hear Americans arguing that social medical care would bankrupt their country/cause immigrants to "use up" all the resources/encourage unecessary procedures (because the USA is well known for it's conservatism & reticence in using medical procedures for personal reaons!)/undermine their cultural values etc....
I am confused.
Ca anyone actually come up with a good reason for keeping the US system?