Comrade wrote:How did this mess that is healthcare come to be in the UK? Do you know when and how it started and what the people were promised?
The UK system is far from a "mess." Even with their heavy buraucracy, they achieve better health outcomes than we do, at a lower cost, with EVERY citizens able to get care with no out-of-pocket worries.
Their system was started by socialists after WW II, if memory serves.
UK is trying to introduce more privitization into their system.
Not sure why you are obsessed with U.K., it is so far from what anybody in our country is contemplating.