Over the last few years I and, more especially, my family have probably had more value from the NHS in care than I have paid in taxes. From a health perspective you can say that’s a shame. But since most treatments have been successful, it’s also been a blessing.
Today I will again be going through the agony of sitting through a loved one going through theatre. It’s pretty minor this time, but important. With luck, I’ll be taking this one home a little sore and bruised later today. And once more I’ll be grateful that I live in a state that treats people’s medical needs irrespective of means.
If only we could do more on that basis. Think how many lives might be improved, immeasurably.