Originally Posted by mortato
Does that make the US system in practise much like the UK system. People who can afford to pay for it do so. People who can't afford to pay for it get treatment anyway?
I don't know anything about the U.K. system. All I know is what kind of care my step son gets. He sees a Dr. from the Houston Medical Center which is about as good as it gets any place in the world. He doesn't have insurance, and he has no money, but, yes, he gets very good care.There is one disadvantage, we have to drive farther to get to his Drs. than his mother and I have to go to get to our providers. Our Drs. are only about five miles from where we live. His daughter is handicapped, has Cerebral Palsy. She can't work, doesn't have insurance, and she also gets good medical care, including dental. It seems like most of the bad that is posted about medical care in the U.S. is posted by the far left. And, it seems that they have an agenda, to let the Govt. take control of just about every part of our lives. I don't think you will see many conservatives posting how bad the care we have available here in the U.S.