Saturday, 29 July 2017

The Health of The Nation

The National Health Service has saved my life at least twice, and that is a common experience in the United Kingdom.

Americans seeking to use the Charlie Gard case to attack the NHS need to ask where in the world would emulate their own system, and why anyone would vote to be billed for healthcare for the first time since 1948.

Paying for the doctor, or for hospital treatment, is almost out of living memory in Britain, and more or less everyone here regards that at this country's greatest ever achievement.

The NHS is more popular than the BBC, more popular than the monarchy, more popular than anything else.

Anyone who does not understand that just does not understand what it is to be British, and almost certainly never will.

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