Sunday, 4 May 2008
I need a doctor.
My experiences of Britain's N.H.S. has until the recent birth of my daughter been rather nonexistent luckily for me.Other members of my family have had decent experiences rather like my own recent involvement so I am not really able to comment firsthand as to the quality of Britain's socialised medical system.I do know that economically it is a huge draw on public funds and seems rather patchy service wise, with no overall direction and quality/cost control. This story in the N.H.S. loving beeb caught my eye as they are usually very careful not to be critical of the system and the abusers(minorities) in question here.Like many people I begrudgingly pay my taxes in the belief that I am benefiting society as a whole and as such the burden of tax becomes ever so slightly more bearable.The thought however that part of my hard earned money is going to treat those not eligible who also show such contempt for the system undermines the whole case for funding a socialised medical system.If one had to pay at point of contact(vouchers or cash) then this abuse would be quickly stopped....and not a moment too soon...and yes...I have no sympathy for these poor creatures that apparently can afford international travel in order to steal medical services from the people of Britain...theft is theft.