Originally Posted by NW-Bound
It is never simple when spending of public money is involved, whether healthcare, defense, or public projects. See my PM or my earlier posts for an example of how other systems can work.
You must be referring to your post with "diabetic pliers DYI self surgery toes".
Do you know how many ugly articles about US healthcare I can google out? One of the good indicators of "average" healthcare one gets is "average" life expectancy.
All developed economies on this list (with higher life expectancy) have better health care at fraction of the US cost. That includes UK from your "diabetic pliers DYI self surgery toes" articles.