In Britain we are SO lucky to have our National Health Service…..
I am with an antipodean group who tell me that in Australia and New Zealand they have to pay between 30 and 70 dollars for a “short consultation” with their family doctor. Prescriptions are subsidised but are still expensive and if you require treatment in hospital, you’d better go private or else you’ll be waiting for months.
While here in the UK, visits to your family doctor are free, hospital as an in-patient is free, waiting lists are so short it is not worth going private, any emergency treatment – heart or cancer for example is immediate. Prescriptions are capped at 7GBP per item or you can by an annual “season ticket” is 110GBP to cover everything. Prescriptions are free for Under 16s, pregnant, over 60s, unemployed, long term sick and low income. Indeed we are very lucky compared to our New Zealand and Australian cousins.
Not too sure how the land lies in the US…..?
British Tour Guide / Driver
Let’s Tour England !