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Old 05-22-2017, 01:22 PM   #59
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Well despite the general shitty weather, after reading through this thread, I am truly glad I live in Scotland.

I have been diabetic type one for 24 years now. Five insulin shots a day (43,800 spikes to date.) A range of prescription drugs to protects eyes and kidneys by lowering blood pressure 110/60 at present.

We used to pay for prescriptions but not for life term conditions, although all prescriptions are now free.

So had I moved to America in 1973 (Oregon) how much would this have cost me in medical bills, Insurance?

Now for the million dollar question. If a small Island like the U.K. can set up the National Health Service, why can't the most powerful country on the planet do the same? Our NHS and pension schemes are partly paid for by National Insurance Contributions, which are deducted from salaries after general taxes have been taken.

Sure the NHS isn't perfect and it's a money pit, but it has kept working for decades.
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