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    NHS for USA!
    The NHS is working: What can we do to support it and get one back home!

    As Americans living abroad, particularly here in London, UK we can see the clear value of having an NHS, but what can we do about getting the same coverage back home for our loved ones (and ourselves) once we head home.

    How can we protect the NHS here
    in the UK as good global and British residents and citizens?

    How did this whole NHS thing get stated in the first place?

    This is the launch of a subgroup for American Meetup, an ongoing conversation; NHS for USA

    NHS for USA will be Part activist group, part self education and just a conversational social space for those Americans (and Canadians) to share their experience with heathcare.

    No experience is needed, apart from your own in heathcare. All are welcome.

    See you there!

    To keep the conversation flowing feel free to post anything on the subject here:

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  • Nadra

    Just moved here from the Netherlands where they have mandatory private healthcare that is quite good as well as inexpensive (around[masked] euro per month for the base plan, free if you couldn't afford it) because it is well regulated. I pay more than that for useless private insurance here!

    It was also competitively varied. For example, I was on an alternative medicine plan that covered eur1500 per year in alternative medicine! I didn't love the bedside manor nor the apathetic way of thinking of many of the doctors but that was more cultural .. The system itself was quite smart.

    TBH I haven't had the best experiences so far on the NHS (5min visits WTF) but I believe in nationalized healthcare and think there can be a middle way between the underfunded inefficiencies of NHS and the unfair greed US system.

    1 · September 19

    • Nadra

      Honestly, if there are deaths associated with under care in Holland I think it would be the doctor's fault. There is a pervasive culture of apathy with doctors in NL that has nothing to do with insurance companies. I had friends from all walks of life, many with very low income, that had a very good experience with the healthcare system there. I'm curious what you mean

      November 4

    • Wilber W.

      No your not. Ha!

      November 4

  • kate

    no way! its been absolute hell dealing with nhs, the social workers and outsourced care. They might do something for some one who isnt past 70 years old.. though Iv also whitnessed them even ignor or fail (with the revolving door of social workers) child abuse.

    October 1

    • Wilber W.

      What about the revolving door of heathcare execs and NHS management? That's new; The NHS is being strangled, by the very people meant/put in charge of it's care & mainanance

      1 · October 3

  • Anne

    With the sudden date change - I am out

    September 19

  • Nicole

    I have to disagree. I don't think the NHS works. I think it leaves us at a greater disadvantage than paid healthcare back home. I have seen how little they do in the name of cutting costs. I can't wait to move back home and get health insurance and go back to receiving great care with outstanding customer service!!?

    1 · September 19

    • Anne

      What is the basis of your opinion ?

      September 19

  • Kim J.

    Please remove me, back in the US! Thanks

    September 19

  • Diana

    NHS is crap! I would not want this system in the USA.

    1 · August 30

    • Diana

      Easy for you to say as your not living in the USA currently to pay it. You are entitled to your opinion as am I.

      September 3

    • Wilber W.

      This expert in the NHS tells us about the two two tier sytem being put in place - and why there is a doctors strike happening for the first time in 40 years­­­­­
      twitter: @greatnhsheist

      September 3

  • Wilber W.

    Healthcare now costs $10,000 per person (for those who get it) in The United States (Quoting NBC figures today). Healthcare in The UK costs £100 per person per man, woman & child (according to recent FT figures), and EVERYONE gets it.

    1 · August 18

    • Josh R.

      Looking forward to the meeting in September. The figures in your post are a bit different than those you may find when looking at PPP rates (purchasing power parity) to compare healthcare costs between countries. Using PPP rates has the advantage of presenting a more contextual valuation of what 1 USD is worth compared to say 1 GBP. The latest figures I've seen on this put healthcare expenditures per capita at $8,508 for the US compared to $3,405 in the UK (which is incredible considering how well the UK HCS functions compared to the US and 9 other industrialized countries). Check out the reference here - http://www.commonweal...­

      1 · August 18

  • Jack S.

    Good thing I didn't buy an advance railway ticket for London this Friday. What are the odds that this new date / time will not be changed again at short notice?

    June 21

  • Luis G.

    Hey I'm an American who lived in Belfast for last 10 years and now London. Be interested in meeting other Americans :)

    May 31, 2015

  • Wilber W.

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    December 2, 2014

  • Wilber W.

    Feel free to post a message here to keep the conversation flowing between meetings; alternatly you can post a message here:[masked]

    May 30, 2011

    • Steph R

      Do you guys only meet up in London?

      November 29, 2013

  • Wilber W.

    Ignore the date~ We will have a meeting this summer~ You will get plenty of notice of when, at least two weeks in advance! x

    May 30, 2011

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