Single Payer Health Care
My first tangential dealing with the NHS was a pretty positive one. Granted, it all turned out good and no issues were too much to handle, and I will say it was more entertaining than anything else. Flatmate was a bit concerned about her heath, and here is what happened:
- The questionnaire gave the signal to call 999 for an emergency. I supposed that I have guessed that one.
- Arrival time was close to 5 minutes — I didn’t even have time to get the playing cards to pass time
- One person came through the door with a huge bag of gear, came downstairs to get to the scene ASAP
- Before I had time to get settled, the rest of the crew came
- S. asked what was happening.
- The Aussie and I went upstairs to grab something from the car. “Why are we whispering” he asked? “Our flatmate is asleep.” “Well that’s mighty kind of you.”
- And then begin the long list of quotable lines, culminating with “remember, there are 11 of the nodes that you have to take off” (there were 10).
- Everybody was healthy and went to sleep.
Kind and considerate and fast. And free.