So ages back I didn't have any ideas for posts, and Terra Shield suggested I do something on the good and the bad of the NHS, which is where the title of this post comes from. I haven't dealt with the NHS much, it's not exactly that I'm healthy it's that I don't like dealing with doctors.
But, I'm out of ideas again. So I'm going for this one. Let's see just what I can do. Of course I'll issue another plea for ideas. I'm not really burnt out, I'm just low on ideas. Well, whatever.
So, the NHS.
Well there is a lot of good. It's nice to not have to worry about insurance for a start. Sometimes it seems pretty simple too. The main advantage is the lack of worry. I really can't think of much else that's good.
Well there is also some bad. It's not completely free, but I guess you couldn't expect it to be totally free. You have to pay for the medicine of course, and there are sometimes treatments you have to pay for because not everything is on the NHS. If something is too costly, or too experimental/risky, then it's not going to be free either. It has to work for it to be on there.
For example a sex change isn't available on the NHS. Though this doesn't affect me, it does affect other people. For some inane reason the hormones are on the NHS, but not the actual surgery. So there are people out there who can't become physically what they are mentally.
Though there are much worse than that that isn't on the NHS. I've seen several people have to raise funds or ask for money for live saving treatment they couldn't get on the NHS. I know Canadia has one and I'm not sure what theirs is like, but I'm pretty sure ours isn't what people think it is.
It has problems, but there are people working on solutions. Though apparently the big one they have coming through is something that's going to make it all worse, not better. Like I said I've not really dealt with them much, so I don't really know a lot. Sorry if this is crappy.
At least I have a few days to think up more ideas.