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Samnospam
Advisor

stumbled on this

I was curious about the much admired UK health system, was looking for wait times and came across  this, make sure you read the comments.   

http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/Waitingtimes/Pages/Guide%20to%20waiting%20times.as...
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r3020
Senior Advisor

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@Samnospam wrote:

I was curious about the much admired UK health system, was looking for wait times and came across  this, make sure you read the comments.   

http://www.nhs.uk/choiceintheNHS/Rightsandpledges/Waitingtimes/Pages/Guide%20to%20waiting%20times.as...

Bit care is the model for our future.

 

Government care will be VA care for everyone. Bonuses will be handed to those best able to hide incompetence.

gough whitlam
Senior Contributor

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Under a government insurance scheme no one in their right mind would expect to get treatment other than emergency, immediately.  That is the choice made when comparing it with private insurance.  I have never tried to advise against private insurance but you must remember the ridiculous cost of it apart from getting ripped by big medicine. That instant treatment is what you pay for.  Sometimes they dont cover certain things, as you well know, but socialised medicine does.  Everything, yes everything even if it a bit slower.

Samnospam
Advisor

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its no wonder our system cost more, how much could something cost if government controls the cost and you can't get it to be billed for it. our family gp is usually available next day, I can get an xray or MRI same day, see a specialist within a week, surgery within two. our youngest had a breathing issue from about 6 months, just a bit of raspyness occasionally. but just kept getting lung infections, gp thought it might be allergies or something. it appeared in no way life threatening. went to a specialist, who scratched his head for a while, because there were no symptoms being shown at the time. he listened and listened then said he thought he heard something, and wondered if the kid had sucked something into his lung. he sent us directly to get an xray, and yep there it was, went directly to surgery, removed it, kid was home the next day. problem solved. that was a gp visit, specialist the next week, surgery the same day as the specialist visit. not life threatening.