Hi I hope this will not cause any conflicts on here regarding health care. I just would like to know from a brit point of view of what the Americans actually think about thier medical care. We have the NHS over here, which we pay a certain percentage of our monthly salary to the national health scheme called this enables us to receive medical care. However if you were unemployed on benefits you would still get medical care. We do have silly waiting times over here, some hospitals are run down but generally I feel the NHS works if there were a couple of tweeks made. Considering it was the world war that made us think about the NHS I have more respect for it. Anyway, from your perspective. I take it there is no mediaid everyone has private healthcare insurance. From what I have read from Michael Moore the scheme is actually fixed and currupted. Some people have been refused medical treatment for the most silly reason, so they do not have to pay and its a whole making money sheme rather than treating people. This is what has put my dh off living in the USA. WE were originally looking at FL or LA. Bruce read on Michael Moore that a young child past away, because her insurance company would not pay the hospital for necessary treatment. Just because she was in the wrong hospital. In our country if you are not in your local hospital that hospital claims the money back from the authortity that is funding your hospital. Dont get me wrong our NHS system is not the best it has many flaws, but since I work within the NHS I see both good and bad. I dont moan about what the NHS provides. I feel we are incredibly lucky. Please share your experiences, views and I really hope I have not caused any debate. It was more to show my dh its not as bad as he has heard about or that he is right and I am wrong.