And yet when you tell an Englishman that the nhs system needed to be completely scrapped and replaced with a free market system, they recoil in horror.
A Brit who used to post here reacted that way when I told him we don't have govt trash collection where I live.
He was firmly convinced that govt trash collection was "more efficient."
From what he said, I think he had a vision in his mind of traffic gridlock caused by thousands of garbage trucks.
It's sad how scary freedom seems to some people.
The average Brit dosent rate the US system, and finds it one that is fine as long as you can pay for it. Most British people have heard horror stories of people refused treatment because they dont have money, because most British people dont know about Medicare,. Medicaid etc, free hospitals.
Both the UK and US have ignorance of each other’s systems. The Brits think its all pay now or die in the US, Americans here only the horror stories of the NHS and many Americans probably (wrongly) think the UK dosent have private healthcare.
As per the NHS, based on the above dislike of the US system, and that the NHS has existed for nearly 70 years, the vast majority of the UK dose not want to get rid of the NHS, as they believe (and as a conservative, I support this view overall albeit with reservations) that, for its undoubted faults, it is a system worth keeping.
British people are well aware of the NHS’s faults, and that it needs reform, in some cases drastic reform, they support however its basic and original premise.