Noticing that a lot of you are from the US, (#Barnclown )I was wondering how you compared the difference in health care?
I lived in the US for many years and although expensive, I found the health care top notch. The main difference for me is A+E or ER. Here, the tendency is to run bloods and do an ECG then send you home. In the US I recall the ER not releasing you until they had diagnosed you and found out what is causing the problems.
I also loved the fact that you could call up and book appointments with specialists direct rather than having to be referred via GP and then wait months for an appointment.
Sure it was expensive but when you consider the amount of NI some people here are paying I wonder if there's that much in it. And yes I know you can go private here but it is an awful lot more expensive than in US and you'd still be paying NI too.
Does anyone have any views?