Hmm... you have the sound of a troll about you.
I had a British friend whose father had a stroke while her parents were visiting her in the States. He went into intensive care for several weeks while he was nursed back to health. Eventually, he was deemed well enough to travel, but he was expected to be admitted into a critical care unit once back in England.
Instead, he was admitted onto a general ward. He died within two weeks.
Point one: there is no such thing as “free” healthcare. When you convince people that healthcare can be “free” and they do not pay for it directly, their demand for it is endless, and it is necessarily rationed. This happens in every country that has “free” socialized healthcare. And the irony is that people receiving the “free” healthcare pay far more for lower quality healthcare via taxes than we pay directly to receive way better healthcare.
Point two: you get what you pay for. That is an economic reality that cannot be escaped.
— no such thing as free health care —
It’s not free to taxpayers, that’s for sure. Government is on the hook to cover EVERYTHING. National health “care” is enormously expensive and inefficient. Private insurance companies, when unmolested by government mandates, are far cheaper and more effective.
For the relative few who really cannot get insurance, there is always emergency room and small clinic care. Not ideal but far better than a brutal Soviet-style medical system.
Bottom line of socialized medicine — longer waiting periods, dirty and decrepit hospitals, and worse recovery rates for sick people.