No. All my life i worked and paid taxes but since Beth took ill i left work and My wife works.It scares me to think that if i lived in America we couldn't afford the massive amount of medical care my daughter needs and the medical needs of me and my family.
For example. My daughter attends hospitals at least once a week,next week she has an MRI and a CT scan and the week after that a eeg.In this past 3 months she has been admitted to hospital 4 times and had to stay for approx 4 weeks.She will see a cardioligist and a neurologist twice in the next 4 weeks too.How much would this cost in America?I would think probably around 500,000? Would that be right?
I'll never complain again about our healthcare.We do not pay for drugs because of our family circumstances. But those on a low income do not have to pay anything.Even if me and my wife both worked and had to attend a doctor. The Most we would have to pay would be about ten dollars for a prescription. All your drugs for ten dollars.our pharmacies even collect the prescriptions and bring them to your door.If I'm sick i just call the doctor and go get chjecked up i don't have to contact insurance companies.My daughter has a hospital doctor call here to our house twice a week, we have physiopherapists, occupational therapists, community care workers all call to our house. I am also entitled to have someone come to my house and watch my daughter for me if i wanted to go shopping or do cleaning for example.(I do not use this service though) I do not have to pay for any of this.The government give me money for caring for my daughter.
If i have to go to the hospital i can claim travel expenses and the hospital will re-imburse me that day for the costof travel to and from hospital.And all i have to do is show my id card, no phone calls to insurance companies or waiting about.I also don'ttake advantage of this but if Beth has to go to London it is reassuring to know that all travel costs will be paid.
If my wife becomes sick we do not have to worry about no money coming in because the government will increase our benefits to make up for the shortfall.
I never thought i'd be singing the praises of the NHS. bUT I GUESS i took for granted how lucky we are over here compared to you guys.