I am. From California but would seriously consider moving to Vermont if there is a single payer system that works. I think Vermont would be the perfect test bed for a single payer system in the States because of the population that exists. Not sure California would be because of the how big it is and the issues with illegal immigration.
Jun 28, '12
by ixchel, BSN, RN
Okay, the link to the article about water being withheld is a reflection on those facilities, not on the NHS itself.
Cancer treatment is the only area that I can find needs improvement and that England ranks lower than the US on in terms of healthcare quality.
The Telegraph is not the most reliable source ever, and if you do some reading on NHS, you'll see that age discrimination is specifically prohibited. They are required to treat all ages equally.
And as I said before, cancer is the only area where England ranks lower than the US.
They are terrified over there that their health care might be like ours. They spend $3,500 less per person on their care system and yet they rank #17 on the WHO's annual report (we rank #35 I think).
The Brits are healthier than us, they ALL have access to health care, and they spend less money on it than we do.
Last edit by ixchel on Jun 28, '12
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