Now I've never had to pay tax in my life, it's the main reason I became a student, but for those who do, I (and I'm sure a lot of you) have certainly managed to get my money's worth in benefits, sick pay, free medication etc. If I lived in another country and my health plan didn't cover it, I'm sure my surgery would have left us a homeless family.
For me it went; I got sick, I was taken to hospital, I was diagnosed, I was taken to another hospital, I was diagnosed again, I had speech and language therapy, I had surgery and now I am (essentially) cured. This system worked like clockwork, and it felt like they were treating me out of care, rather than just whatever my health plan was restricted too. Yes sometimes it can be slow, and I had to follow up on a few things to make sure I hadn't been lost in the system, but the harsh truth is that in a lot of places, if something like this happens to you, you'll just have to bare it and move on if you haven't predicted something like this would happen.
The point is, I now know why I was stuck in a waiting room for hours when I broke my thumb back in junior school, serious things happen, and fortunately, they are taken seriously, and more importantly, when your worried about your child's life you don't also have to worry about how much you have in the bank. Thank you taxes, and thank you NHS.