Mudcat Café message #2872882 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122219   Message #2872882
Posted By: Lox
26-Mar-10 - 07:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Nationalized Healthcare, good? bad?
Subject: RE: BS: Nationalized Healthcare, good? bad?
A good day today.

I went into hospital a week and a half ago as I had been having recurring chest pains and needed to get myself checked out.

I was seen straight away and given a 24 hour heart monitor to take home. Three electrodes were attached to my chest and a mobile phone sized electrical impulse recorder was clipped to my belt.

To cut a long story short, this was analyzed, I was then sent to another hospital for blood tests, I had a good in depth chat with my GP who saw me twice to ensure the matter was dealt with properly, and ... in short ... I was given First Class attention and treatment from beginning to end, culminating with the prescription of some pills whose effect was instant, Since then I have felt quite back to my usual self.

Just to reassure those who might find this worrying, and to disappoiint those for whom it might have been cause for celebration, I have no heart problems.

.... oh ...

I nearly forgot ...

What fabulous insurance company made this possible?

Well, I live in about the grittiest, grimiest and grimmest inner city area of South London, where access to, and competition for healthcare are bigger issues than in just about any other part of Britain ...

and guess what ...

... everything ... Every-Thing was Free ... no cost to me at all ... none ... it was all laid on by the NHS.

Thanks