“The NHS lets people die” and other insane misunderstandings
Posted on August 12, 2010 by yankeebean
I’m sure I’m not the only one who had heard the INSANE rumors flying around about the NHS…
As I write this post, I’m sitting in a waiting room waiting for my free every-three-years lady-screening. Not exactly my favorite past time, but at least I don’t have to pay for the stirrups.
As I’m waiting here, I was reminded how annoying (and sometimes impossible) it was to pay fort this kind of preventative medical stuff in the States.
After almost 7 years of living in the uk, I’m still nowhere near taking the NHS for granted. I freaking love the NHS…
But my main reason for this post is not to spark debate on if the NHS is pants or awesomeness. It’s to you ask all you lovlies what kind of ridiculous questions you’ve been asked about socialized medicine.
Last week I got an email from a dear dear cousin of mine. It was short and to the point…
I wondered I’d you could tell me a little bit about your experiences with the UK health care system. Do they really let people die waiting in line to get treatment? Do they really practice euthanasia on old people? I’d really appreciate your views since you live there.
I was (needless to say) GOB-SMACKED to get an email like that – and I replied with my honest experience of the NHS and what I know to be true.
Has anyone else had any back-home-ers ask whoopty stuff like this??
Curious to know more? Why PeacefulYorkshire revels in free contraception on the NHS–Click here for another experience as an American lady in Britain.