I have read many posts by Americans who are struggling to afford the treatment they need due to not having health insurance.
We moan about the NHS all the time. We whinge about waiting times in a&e, the time it takes to get appointments for x-rays, MRIs, CT scans and any other consultation or treatment/operations but at least it’s there!
We are so lucky to have access to the heath care we need whether we’ve paid National Insurance from our wages or the benefits we receive when unemployed. The service is overstretched for many, many reasons but at least it’s there.
We don’t need to worry about paying a fee to see our GP. Prescriptions are expensive but you can buy a prepay card for £10.40 a month making regular medications a lot more affordable.
The NHS doesn’t care if your condition is pre-existing, it is non-discriminative.
The nurses, junior doctors and other care staff work horrendous hours to make sure we get the care we need.
I understand the faults and mistakes made by NHS staff but nothing and no-one are perfect.
Support our NHS and be grateful for the care that is at our fingertips no matter what.