Britain has universal health care, but they just can't get treated...

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    Oh don't worry...commercial services have their issues as well.

    One patient got a $3,660 bill for a 4-mile ride. Another was charged $8,460 for a trip from one hospital that could not handle his case to another that could. Still another found herself marooned at an out-of-network hospital, where she’d been taken by ambulance without her consent.

    Patients usually choose to go to the doctor, but they are vulnerable when they call 911 — or get into an ambulance. The dispatcher picks the ambulance crew, which, in turn, often picks the hospital. Moreover, many ambulances are not summoned by patients. Instead, the crew arrives at the scene having heard about an accident on a scanner, or because police or a bystander called 911.

    Taken for a ride? Ambulances stick patients with surprise bills
     
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    Every system has its problems.
    Making the blanket statement that government servces are bad and commercially-run services are good is just wrong.
     
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    They cheat when they make those comparisons..... this has been shown over and over again.
     
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    You have to remember that these stupid Moon Bats think that some corrupt government bureaucrat is going to look after their well being.

    It is comical, isn't it?
     
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    All of these ambulance services are heavily licensed and controlled by the dumbass government.

    Another example of the failure of the government. They can't do anything right, can they?

    I would trust a commercial facility to provide ambulance service for me for a profit than to have it run by a bunch of "I don't give a shit" government workers.

    If you want to trust your health care to some government shitheads then you are dumber than a door knob.
     
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    Money as opposed to WAITING FOR DAYS TO GET PICKED UP. Are you truly that stupid? You do realize that time equals survival right?
     
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    You equate having to pay money for service as bad. I can bet you a large sum of cash that people forced to wait in an ambulance for hours would disagree with you.
     
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    No I don't.
    I'm saying that no system is flawless.
    It's pretty shitty if you don't have the momey to pay for service.
    How about quoting some of the millions of happy NHS customers?
     
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    You are complaining about costs, costs which have NO IMPACT on the quality of service. Yet you give a pass to a government run system that ACTIVELY HARMS ITS PATIENTS. Like I said, you're pretty silly to even try and make that comparison.
     
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    I am sorry Moon Bat but it is not my responsibility to pay your health care bills. It is your responsibility.

    That stupid socialized medicine bullshit is a crappy way to have a health care system but the sorry assholes that don't want to pay their own bills are pretty damn happy, aren't they?

    The people that have to pay the health care bills for the sorry assholes that don't pay don't like it very much, do they?

    Stop being greedy and start taking personal responsibility for your own well being. Stop being a welfare queen.
     

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