- Aug 19, 2010
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Not as much as Americans, though granted Britian's eating habits are getting just as bad.We eat all that shit as well.As has been pointed out 9,000 times, and ignored 8,999 and about to be ignored again - it is the American diet.And yet our life expectancy is better and none of us go bankrupt.Look its an easy concept to understand. It is no different to your health insurance. You pay your health insurance premiums whether you use the service or not.I hate to puncture your balloon (who am I kidding, I LOVE to puncture your balloon), but what you stated is emphatically wrong. EVERY adult citizen of the UK owes the NHS a LOT of pennies, every year, whether they use the services or not. Or haven't you checked your tax bill recently?Court actions by hospitals to collect patient debt dropped sharply during the pandemic. But a new study says some of the nation’s largest hospital systems kept filing lawsuits, liens and garnishments — and most were nonprofit.www.propublica.org
Its good to note that some sectors managed "business as usual" during the pandemic. 39000 cases were actively pursued through the courts in this time. By a quick calculation that would be 39000 more cases than were pursued in the UK where not one citizen owes the NHS a penny.
We must be crazy living in such slavery.
Its the same for us apart from the fact that we are covered on all of it. "Pre-existing conditions" is not a phrase in our vocabulary, neither is "deductables".
The whole world recognises that the most efficient way to manage healthcare is with a giant insurance scheme. America doesnt and thats why thousands of you are bankrupted every year.
How does your health care quality compare to the: USA Tammy?
Hint: It is awful
As a nation, we eat absolutely deplorable food. High sugar, salt and fat. That is the trifecta of most Americans.
Good, home cooked family owned restaurant... in business for 50 years... a McDonalds plops in... gone is the family restaurant. Everybody wants a cheap cheeseburger.