Thanks to our friends in the UK for posting about the NHS. There are pro's and con's to every system of health care. It is interesting that the comments on NHS have been fairly positive except for impact on the national debt. In America, we'll patriotically add a trillion dollars to the national debt to start an unnecessary war, yet we run like scared babies fearing socialism when roughly the same amount is added to protect the welfare of tens of millions of our citizens. The new health rules in America do not consitute nationalized health care. We have some new rules that reduce discrimination based on pre-existing conditions and health status, and will provide additional options for high risk individuals. Doctors are likely to be paid less in some circumstances, but will be paid for every patient they treat (unlike today, when a doctor might see 10 patients in a day and get paid by 7 of them). Not much has changed in the US, other than lessening the divide between the have's and the have-not's.