I am surprised by the level of anger directed towards Britain’s National Health Service. But I am shocked to see how vocal Britons are in supporting it.
Everyone I know in the UK has an unpleasant NHS story, usually centered on overworked nurses, and overcrowded hospitals — both problems that afflict the US healthcare system, too. But complaining about your own system is one thing — hearing criticism from across the pond goes too far, I suppose.
That’s why I don’t understand why certain Republicans call the NHS “evil” — if they ever lost their jobs, and health insurance, where would they be? For all of the NHS’s issues, at least it’s committed to helping everyone, insured or not.