Much has been said in recent weeks regarding our National Health Service. Daniel Hannan MEP in a TV interview with Fox News branded our service as a “60 year mistake” and claimed he’d rather be ill in America, which helped kick start the We Love the NHS campaign; supported by the Labour Party, Trade Unions, the NHS Confederation and Doctors, Nurses and those who have benefitted from the system around the country.
Yes, it is true that there is need for continued investment in our health services; but to brand it a “60 year mistake” is a joke! John Prescott has spoken out against the Tory MEP.
So what makes the NHS so special?
Well… take this hypothetical scenario for example. Imagine you were out one night and you had a misfortunate incident, leaving you unconscious and needing to go to the hospital right away in emergency.
In America: Your wallet would be checked for an insurance card. The hospital that you were taken to would depend on if you had insurance, were carrying your card with you, and even if you did the type of insurance you had would also be a factor.
In Britain: The first call of focus would be on helping you and not checking your insurance and no matter what your race, income or social status, you would be taken to the nearest hospital and treated.
Despite this, Daniel Hannan the Conservative MEP, still believes that you’re better off ill in America than in Britain. I know which system I’d rather live in.