How The United Kingdom’s Health-Care System Works

How The United Kingdom’s Health-Care System Works


Super Tuesday came and went and the Democratic
presidential race is narrowing to two very different candidates, far left Bernie Sanders
and the more moderate Joe Biden. Biden and Sanders have clashed on the best
approach to reforming U.S. health care. Sanders wants to get rid of private insurance
altogether. While Biden proposes building on the framework
left over from Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Bernie says that you have to bring people
together and we have to have Medicare for all. But Bernie says and he says he wrote the damn
thing, but he’s unwilling to sell with the damn thing’s gonna cost. The idea middle class taxes aren’t going to
go up is just crazy. What Medicare, after all, will do is save
the average American substantial sums of money. The U.S. already spends more money on health
care than any other developed country. There’s one country that spends less than
half what the U.S. does on health care. And people generally don’t pay anything out
of pocket when they go to the doctor. The United Kingdom and out of all the health
care systems we’ve looked at, the U.K. appears the most socialist. The government effectively runs the whole
thing. Right now, the U.K. is having its own debate
over how to reform the National Health Service. So how does the U.K. system compare to the
U.S. and what reforms may be coming? In 2018, the United States spent around ten
thousand five hundred U.S. dollars on health care for each of its residents. The United Kingdom spent around 4000 U.S.
dollars. That means the United Kingdom spends 9.8 percent
of its GDP on health care, while the U.S. spends 16.9 percent. Despite spending less, the United Kingdom
manages to have healthier citizens who live longer and are less likely to die in childbirth. In 2017, life expectancy in the U.K. was 2.7
years higher than in the U.S., and the U.K. has roughly 1.5 times fewer deaths that could
have been avoided by access to better health care. The infant mortality rate is lower in the
United Kingdom, with 3.9 deaths per 1000 live births as opposed to 5.8 in the United States. And the maternal mortality rate in the U.S.
is nearly 1.5 times higher than in the United Kingdom. So how is the U.K. system structured so that
it gets these results while spending significantly less than the United States system? The National Health Service is a case where
the British decided right after World War 2 that health care should be government’s
job, like paving the streets, putting out fires, running a library, running the parks. That’s T.R. Reid, author of the book The Healing of America. He traveled the world exploring different
countries’ health care systems. It’s a service you get when you need it and
you never get a bill. It’s like going to the library. They don’t charge you to check out a book. He’s saying that the NHS is it’s a risk sharing
system, so everyone pays into it through their tax. If you need to use it, you don’t have to pay
anything else. So in a sense, it’s not free because is paid
as of taxation. Dr. John Puntis is a pediatrician who recently
retired from the NHS. He is also co-chair of an organization called
Keep Our NHS Public. All of his comments are reflective of the
organization and not his personal views. It’s a fair system in that the more money
you earn, the more tax you pay, the more you contribute. But there has been discussion about whether
tax should be increased to pay for sorting the NHS out in terms of the current deficiencies
and problems, and that that is controversial. I think a lot of people favor some tax increase,
but then there are other people who say, well, maybe the focus should be on companies that
don’t pay tax and people who don’t pay tax as the first step. I would call that socialized medicine. Government provides that care. Government pays for the care it’s paid for
through taxes. Everybody’s covered the same. To me that sounds like socialized medicine. The term socialized medicine has become a
political football, especially in the United States. The NHS is socialized medicine. It’s great. And we hear this term mainly coming from the
US where it’s used as a as scaremongering. I would say if the NHS is socialized medicine,
we like it and most people are still very, very supportive of the concept of of of a
national health service. Each of the u.k.’s four constituent countries
have their own branch of the NHS, so rules differ slightly between them. But all of the branches operate under the
purview of the U.K. parliament. There are some services that require patients
to pay something out of pocket, such as dental, eye care and certain prescription drugs. But those fees are low compared to the U.S.
and vary by NHS branch. By one estimate from a data analytics firm,
prescription drugs cost 57 percent less in the U.K. than they do in the U.S. Unlike with
other universal health care systems that are only publicly funded, the government also
runs the NHS. That means doctors that work in public NHS
facilities are employees of the government. Most Britons receive their primary care through
general practitioners who are frequently referred to as GPs. They typically act as gatekeepers for secondary
care. The problem is that people are experiencing
the moment as is taking longer to see your general practitioner. If you want to see them. Most GPs are private contractors with the
NHS. They don’t charge patients for care. Instead, they earn money directly from the
National Health Service. Many GPs negotiate contracts with the NHS
to determine how much they can charge the government for their services. GPs may fund their own general practice facilities
or they can rent them from the NHS or private companies. One paper from the Journal of the Royal Society
of Medicine found that GPs faced many issues because of how general practices are funded
in the U.K. Some GPs, I think increasingly don’t want
to take on the running of business aspects of general practice, and so there are lots
of GPs who are salaried partners, so they are paid by the practice to come in and work
as a GP, but they don’t do any of the business side of this stuff. There’s also a private sector in the u.k.’s
health care system. It’s funded from a combination of out-of-pocket
payments, private health insurance and the NHS itself. The private sector is growing because is being
consciously promoted by government and the boundaries being blurred. But I think the private health care has been
growing at a very rapid, steady pace in the United Kingdom for the course of several decades. That’s going to continue. That’s Nile Gardiner. He’s the director of the Thatcher Center for
Freedom at the Heritage Foundation. With regard to the National Health Service,
I mean, there’s no there’s no sign at this stage that the U.K. will be moving to a different
system to the National Health Service. All British parties all committed to the National
Health Service. I think that’s more or more Britons will be
opting for private healthcare in the coming years and decades, not least because there
are long waiting lists with regard to the National Health Service. And analysis from the London School of Economics
found that in the 2018 to 2019 fiscal year, NHS England spent around 18 percent of its
total expenditure on the independent sector. There’s been a blurring of the boundaries,
if you like. For example, cataract surgery is the most
common operation done under the NHS. Increasingly, it’s being provided in the independent
sector and the NHS, as has contracts with the independent sector to do that work. There are implications in terms of staffing. Private sector doesn’t train its own staff,
it takes it from the NHS. It cherry picks, takes the low risk patients,
not the high risk patients. It has an impact on training NHS staff and
this is one of the problems with cataract surgery. If they’re all going to the private sector,
hospitals and the NHS staff don’t become experienced in doing cataract surgery. And then along the line you find it’s more
difficult to staff your NHS unit. So it’s not without negative consequence. And we are paying private companies increasingly
to do work for the NHS, including American companies. And they’re very well established now, particularly
in the back office functions and providing advice on commissioning support, this kind
of thing. They’re very involved and unfortunately that’s
likely to increase and something which campaigners are extremely worried about. I don’t think anyone really believed that
U.K. voters would decide to Brexit. The news that the United Kingdom voted to
leave the European Union shocked the world. The NHS was a big part of the Brexit media
discourse, with the Leave campaign famously claiming that the U.K. would take back 350
million pounds a week that could then be funneled into the NHS. The U.K. Statistics Authority has since said
that the claim is a quote, clear misuse of official statistics. My name is Holly Jarman. I’m an assistant professor in the Department
of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan. Those promises really did hit home for a lot
of people. The idea that money would come back from Europe
to the U.K. was a very powerful symbol. It’s not actually true. That wasn’t really how EU financing works,
but we still saw that that was a big part of the media discourse and most likely part
of people’s judgment when they were casting their vote. The U.K. officially left the EU three years
after the original Brexit vote. Entering a transitory period through the end
of 2020, while the U.K. government negotiates international trade deals, the concerns about
private American corporations engaging more with the NHS came up during the discussion
of the post-Brexit trade talks with the United States. When you’re dealing in trade, everything’s
on the table, so NHS or anything else are a lot a lot more than that. Backlash to President Trump’s comments on
the NHS led to many British politicians assuring their constituents that the NHS was not going
to be a part of the trade talks. The NHS is in no way on the table. President Trump and backtracked on his comments,
saying he wouldn’t consider the NHS as part of the trade deal. A lot of trade negotiations are actually quite
secretive by nature. The two sides don’t really want to reveal
a lot about what they’re looking for in a deal. Our concern really as health researchers is
that the NHS really won’t be accounted for in that deal, that the U.K. government’s preferences
have been shown to be largely economic and not so much on the focusing on the health
of people in Britain. The problem is that the NHS is is already
on the table. It has been for a while. The politicians who are now going to be negotiating
the trade deals, you know, it’s going to be across many fronts. Campaigners were saying, okay, put your money
where your mouth is. If if you’re saying the NHS won’t be in a
trade deal, then let’s see legislation that sets that out says cast in stone. And they haven’t rushed to do that. Trade negotiations, cover everything at once. And it’s difficult to tell how they are going
to be pushing for the liberalisation of drug regulations and to what extent the Johnson
cabinet would actually agree with any changes that would be proposed to the way the U.K.
regulates pharmaceuticals. It’s really a central government led process. That’s not that democratic and does represent
big business. And I think that’s why a lot of people get
very concerned and anxious around trade agreements. There are some who say the NHS won’t be harmed
by Brexit, even in the event a trade deal with the EU isn’t reached by the end of the
year. I don’t expect that we’re going to see huge
changes actually in the Brexit era with regard to the to the National Health Service. And so I think with with regard to the NHS,
we’re not likely to see a significant impact as a result of of Brexit. I think the free trade deal will be largely
focused upon the service industry, which of course is now the largest part of both the
US and British economies. Whatever effect the trade deals end up having
on the U.K., reforming the NHS will continue to be a big part of the country’s political
conversation. People’s support for the NHS in the U.K. is
very strong. There’s no other country that when we hosted
the Olympics in London, we had nurses jumping on beds and the NHS was actually a part of
that ceremony and a part of that national celebration. The U.K.’s NHS is very important in British
politics. It’s an important symbol of Britishness in
that context.

Daniel Yohans

100 thoughts on “How The United Kingdom’s Health-Care System Works

  1. Smash GodTV says:

    US health system is bad but the NHS is also terrible

  2. Noah Bowie says:

    The NHS took a pummeling under austerity. It still hasn't recovered but if this government can make small changes, such as increasing salaries, it can recover. This government is focusing on the flashy headline grabbing projects, such as new hospitals and hiring thousands more nurses. They've said they want to save the NHS. Yet we haven't seen them commit to the small nitty gritty that needs to be done now so that in a few years the NHS will recover. The new immigration policy doesn't help either given that the NHS needs more staff, they aren't all going to come from the UK so they'll have to come from abroad. But the government won't allow immigrants to come in. The government really shot themselves in the foot with that. Now they can't go to the hospital to get the bullet removed

  3. Amenhotep The Third says:

    I live in the UK, rarely use the NHS but love that it's there if I need it at almost no cost aside from general taxation. It's one of the best things about this country. Everyone has the equal rights to access quality healthcare and it's good to know that here at least, they do.

  4. Grant Beerling says:

    Thatcher contributor…..Thatcher hated anything to do with Government funding, so no surprises there. Can't believe you even put him on !!!!
    If any threats occur, then on the streets we go!!!!!
    The best thing we have ever done as country for its people….72 years and still brilliant saved mine and many others lives whilst never having to put up our homes to pay.  Thus the Olympic opening ceremony section….I cried with pride and appreciation of the 1945 Attlee Government with Nye Bevan and Beveridge report of 43 helping its birth….US come in, the water is wonderful….

  5. UniversalChat Chat says:

    This is Trumps fault

  6. Nathan Salyers says:

    When government takes over your health insurance coverage, medical companies charge more and in order to keep up with the rising costs, the government taxes you more. Socialized health care is garbage

  7. Dave102693 says:

    "Far Left Bernie Sanders"

    I didn't know that this was Fox Business.

  8. Mark Youneva says:

    Nothing is more annoying than politicians at a podium scream at each other "no you're wrong, it won't cost that much", "No you're wrong, I'm right!" In a post-fact based society, people can just make assertions and leave it out to the audience to figure out and typically the audience is incapable of figuring it out. What's the fkn point then?

  9. Sarthak Bhatia says:

    At the end I just feel Biden will need Healthcare. He is soooo old and looks weak. I don't even know why people are voting for someone with dementia. But then again Americans voted for Trump.

  10. ThisorThat says:

    Wait. Was the UK a net contributor to the EU or not ?

  11. SMPLfi says:

    your representation of statistics is becoming misleading when you aren't explaining in depth what things like that 1.5x higher maternal mortality rate really means. It's easy to just sum it up 15 compared to 10, out of 100,000 and call it 1.5x more but that number is negligible when you take account, for a more unhealthy population in general, 40% obese, 32% overweight in the USA. so look at obesity rates to, that is Americans problem. They value their 'intellect' over physical health… they don't value mental health as much as pop culture would want you to believe, doctors and patients alike still are keen to use drugs as permanent solutions to temporary problems that could be solved through chiropractors, yoga, therapy, and lifestyle changes. Stop giving the government more responsibility to make up for your lack of personal accountability.

  12. Junior Jr says:

    The correct title is: how uk Medical care doesn't work.

  13. talha it's me his friend from school says:

    Haha us

  14. H Soko says:

    Bernie Sanders for Europeans would be considered a centrist. Just a normal standard good politician.

  15. Roozs says:

    The idea that there wont be a lot more money for the NHS after we stop paying the EU many biilions is entirely false! Maybe £270 million a week, still a vast amount of money!

  16. Vlad Miron says:

    Can CNBC be any more biased?

  17. Facts don't care about your Feelings says:

    I’m in the uk,,, I can’t see how you allow your poor to go without health care,, it’s just wrong,,,,,especially in a situation like this,, it’s one of the reasons I think USA is going to be hit very hard by COVID-19,, that and you have an absolute fool as a president,,, good luck all

  18. Krypton 114 says:

    Yes. We are the greatest in the world…..

  19. Darth Tater says:

    Add a Tax to the following specifically for healthcare:
    1-Fast food
    2-sodas , junk food and candies
    3-tobacco
    4-alcohol
    Take that revenue and use it to expand Medicare and Medicaid to cover those that are not currently covered and to subsidize the rest’s health insurance premiums

  20. Drift Garage says:

    The average salary for a doctor in the UK is about $75k in the USA it’s about $294k. 😂

  21. Darth Tater says:

    I don’t think there are videos about other countries praising the American healthcare system and wishing they had it

  22. Ukasa says:

    US healthcare is too expensive and the UK healthcare is plagued with problems, I think some EU countries got a balance of it.

  23. KSGV says:

    I love how one of the biggest arguements against socialized healthcare in the US is that people would have to wait a little. Yeah, that's because everyone is now able to get the healthcare they need and people arent able to fastpass their way through poor people with their checkbooks.

    I'd rather wait a little bit for a doctor visit then never receive on at all because I couldn't afford it. Imagine if you had to pay personally for the police to show up or they didn't show up at all.

  24. Just another Bird says:

    “Far left bernie sanders and moderate biden” more like center left bernie sanders and right moderate biden

  25. Shawn Kang says:

    Sanders is a fool

  26. WildWilly BroCro says:

    Biden is a Sell~Out 😡 This is a Must see 😳😳😳 Biden (a Couple years back) was for Bernie’s plan #Med4All💕Bernie2020

    https://youtu.be/UFiGoJbycdQ

  27. Erick Palacios says:

    1:55 Canadian here. I think it's quite interesting that the UK (and France) has a lower infant mortality rate than Canada but a higher maternal mortality rate.

  28. EivenKim ちわ:D says:

    Why to go so far like UK, even Mexico have a nice system.

  29. AJ213 says:

    0:09 moderate Bernie Sanders (because most of the country supports his policies) and extremist Joe Biden who advocated for cutting social security and war that nobody supports. Fixed that for you CNBC.

  30. Ratso Rizzo says:

    The NHS is getting scammed by companies like Boots who charge the NHS high price for a pack of paracetamol when they themselves sell it for 45 pence in their stores.

  31. Vanquish Media says:

    Here in Switzerland we have privatized healthcare and universal (regulated) most people who can afford to purchase private health insurance plans. We also have affordable options for those of less fortunate financial situation. The taxes in Switzerland for my income demographic (€250,000+ annually) are much lower than Germany, and the average income of a Swiss citizen is much higher than our other European neighbors.
    I think the U.S. would only need to make a few changes in-order to be more similar to the other European nations, America does not have terrible healthcare, USA healthcare is what I consider to be the best in the world, but it is the most expensive and those who cannot afford it are left out.

  32. Dat Mex says:

    All I can say to my brother's and sister's across the pond is DON'T AMERICANIZE YOUR HEALTHCARE! Its toxic, expensive, and inefficient. Long live the UK and Long Live the NHS! ✊🏥🇬🇧

  33. Christopher Rivera says:

    US private insurance companies reactions to this video: "Fake news"

  34. Super man says:

    Too many interest groups in U.S. health system, there is no hope for any reform. I own United health stock, that’s my solution to take advantage of the U.S health system.

  35. Simonas Vaitiekunas says:

    Private healthcare is a stupidity at its purest.

    You are literally giving money away to large corporations while not ensuring any sort of security as far as health care goes. It's stupid.

  36. Bryson Caldwell says:

    So tell me this… if someone makes 100000 and another person makes 50000 and pay around the same % in taxes then the person making 100000 a year is paying way more then someone making less for the same care. Even the guy at around 3:25 ish said this…How is that "fair" or equal? At least I pay for what I get. $210 a month for health dental vision etc… 1500 deductible insurance pays after that. How much do you all really pay monthly in taxes? Because I want to compare your monthly taxes to my $210 monthly bill…

  37. PRESTON BRANTON says:

    Sanders doesnt want to do away with private healthcare all together. Hes said this on multiple occasions. He simply wants to open government healthcare to all and then let people decide which one they would rather do. Yes it will be cheaper than private healthcare but this would also force insurance companies to lower rates as well. But he isnt trying to destroy private healthcare for just government healthcare.

  38. dannydaw59 says:

    No mention of how much more they take out in income taxes. Seems biased for that reason. Compare the taxes to someone in the US with no state taxes. Compare a middle class Brit with a middle class American. Also is there a waiting list for cancer treatment in the UK? What services are British citizens waiting for?

  39. Nicolas Vonder Putten says:

    Here in Uruguay, which is a country of only 3.5million people we have public health and public education including college. But if you work a percentage of your salary goes to a private health hospital and you receive treatment there. Public hospitals are for students like myself, the elderly and the less fortunate. And also medication in public hospitals are FREE.

  40. Fernando Hernandez says:

    Why don't we get to the big root of the problem, insurance and the hospital's
    Have Monopoly on the prices that is causing this huge problem.

  41. alexbevan007 says:

    Why doesn’t the richest country in the world (the USA) just have a fund which pays for medical insurance for the people earning less then x dollars a year is lower income workers, subsidised by the richer people. No need for reform.

  42. Narsing rao says:

    The only solution to the problem is the government should educate people about the healthy food style rather than allowing food chains to lure customers into their trap.

  43. Excelsius Dei says:

    America ur falling behind 🙁

  44. Joshua Deraden-Pierce says:

    The NHS is not for sale and anyone who says that is just dumb

  45. John Kellett says:

    You can not compare health systems by costs per Country. The U.K. is smaller so you must do the costs per capita. Here in the U.K. will still be better. The NHS is a good health system, politics does not come into it.

  46. jdapaetz says:

    What is this monotonous voice. Almost makes the video unwatchable.

  47. Magna Fox says:

    Since when is Bernie far-left?If anything he's closer to centrist.

  48. Phat Phan says:

    Americans are misleading by their politicians. Lack of healthcare are not caused by lack of universal insurance or government responsibility. It is caused by corruppted capitalists in the healthcare industry who overcharged everything from hospital cost to medicine price, and the corrupted politicians who are in cohort with them refusing to tackle the cost issue.

  49. DeadEyeJ says:

    Everybody keeps talking about European countries, which makes the counter-argument that those countries are more socialist in general. Where's the comparison to Asian countries like Japan and South Korea? You can't argue that those countries are anywhere near socialist. Yet, they both have Universal Healthcare. Why don't all these news agencies focus on how those countries make it work?

  50. My name is Aminé says:

    Universal healthcare sounds good in a virus epidemic. 😌

  51. Ianmundo says:

    in the US you’re paying more for less, it’s brutally unequal and that is inhumane. Get over your fear of the word “Socialism”, for healthcare, Socialist policies work better.

    In the US you don’t consider your millions of Federal employees Socialists, in the UK our doctors and nurses work for the government, they are Federal employees.

  52. Just Josh says:

    CNBC's trying to be vox lol

  53. Big Daddy Toyota Corolla says:

    Private healthcare here in the UK isn't growing because it's being promoted by the government. It's because the NHS lacks quality service. I waited 3 months to see a GP and 7 more months to finally see a physiotherapist for a dislocated spine

  54. Big Daddy Toyota Corolla says:

    "we love the NHS" – said the guy who's so out of touch. The truth is, Americans point to us for an example of what they want, we point elsewhere, elsewhere points elsewhere. Every country has bad aspects, you only hear about America's one because the liberals there are the loudest moaners

  55. Official Colors says:

    Gov. Health care sucks

  56. Wassam Bin Israr says:

    0:40 US doesn't spend on health care compared to expenditure on war

  57. Let’s take a walk says:

    It doesn't.

  58. Will Snyder says:

    Republicans: Jesus would smite this country down for letting gays marry.
    Also them: Awww, you can't pay for your cancer treatment? Well Jesus wouldn't give a damn about the poor, so I sure as hell don't. Use your Second Amendment rights! Shoot yourself!

  59. MII says:

    Good luck if you all get any big american corporations in the nhs. I guess your life expectancy will go down and costs will go up.

  60. Karl Tanner of Gin Alley says:

    Every “expert” in this video aside form the Heritage Foundation guy is a leftist, nice objective reporting CNBC….

  61. Richard Joseph says:

    Riiiiiiight but the U.K. has roughly 70 million in the population and the U.S. has roughly what 350 – 380 million?

  62. Saqib Zaman says:

    See what I get most from Americans is that they don't know that the road libraries police and fire service are all socialist programmes

  63. Bram Bakker says:

    Uk the most socialist healthcare system ??

  64. Arthur Clements says:

    UK citizen here. DO NOT socialize your medicine any further than you have, America. It's like joining the mafia…there is no way out.

  65. Ibrahim Musa says:

    US health care system is like a hot video game that just got released by EA

  66. Johnoè says:

    For those wondering the NHS covers all levels of health care including dental care, prescriptions, life saving treat sent, ambulance rides.

  67. John says:

    UK population is 67 million. The US population is 328 million. The US have 500 times the population.
    And they tax you a lot in the UK. You can pay upwards of 12% in national Insurance taxes.
    These videos about how (insert country) health care vs the US, seems like propaganda.

  68. swissroll40 says:

    No mention of the 60.000 surgeries that were cancelled several weeks ago.

  69. Dankhub says:

    I don't think we should look to save money in exchange for a worse healthcare system.
    Life expectancy is unreliable as lifestyle choices influence it much more than quality of healthcare. Infant mortality isn't representative of healthcare quality because the United States deem premature deaths to count towards this too.

    The UK's NHS has been suffering from unsatisfactory working conditions leading to hospitals being understaffed and, in turn, increasing waiting times for any treatment considerably, with thousands waiting years for specialised operations to be done and most hospital emergency departments not meeting an already very long 4 hour window for patients to be discharged or referred from the time they come in.

    The decision for medicare for all would not be based on how good you want your healthcare provided to be, but purely on how much you would want to pay. Anyone would be more satisfied with a mediocre but free service than a much better but also more expensive one.

  70. Street S W A T says:

    united kingdom is like a quarter the size of the United States, and the United States has more experienced doctors. We lead in health care research, successful organ transplants, and successful life-threatening surgeries. Communist healthcare is not better!

  71. Jason Alexander says:

    It totally ignores the large private health care system in the UK. The wealthy can go elsewhere. The public system is failing. And taxes are huge.

  72. 6079 Smith Winston says:

    the comparison between US AND UK Health is like comparing Apples and Oranges! incomparable.

  73. Anthony Marquez says:

    Medicare for all would save lives and prevent people from going bankrupt

  74. DK1 says:

    As a British citizen, I'm very proud of the NHS. That's why whenever I hear a politician say they want to privatise the NHS I vote for whoever is running against them. Keep your slimy private hands off the NHS! Especially if they from the US we all know what they are like.

  75. blueoval250 says:

    Your healthcare isn’t my responsibility.

  76. Tom D says:

    The UK cannot afford a US health system. I worked in private health in the UK. The private insurance system was going bust after the war. The NHS effectively subsidized private health by doing all the non-profitable elements

  77. NeoBandit says:

    This is not the total truth they have left out the most important parts like some don't get care due to age or they are deemed not worth care long waiting periods and other problems they are leaving major stuff out. This is not good

  78. Chad Noneo says:

    I like that they say about waiting times to see a doctor is going up in the uk, have you seen the wait times to see your actual doctor in the US? At best you can see a nurse practitioner half the time.

  79. ronnieboy12341 says:

    the UK population is 60 million the US is 330 million you can't really compare the two countries

  80. Brayan Nunez says:

    To answer the question, simple, yes, the uk spends half for BARELY BETTER health for citizens but the USA has 5 times the population. You CANT compare the UK system to the USA

  81. MylesHSG says:

    Don't get me wrong there are many issues with the NHS that successive governments have not addressed. However no one in the UK goes bankrupt for getting sick. No one is refused treatment because they can't pay and because we have such a huge collective buying power we are not held ransom by big pharma. With the amount of money the US government spends ALREADY per citizen on heath the US could have the most wonderful, state of the art, world leading free health service. Madness.

  82. Johny Ramos says:

    Most Americans Think they have the best health care system in the world because they are unaware of better systems used in other develop countries: higher in quality accessible to 100% of the population cheaper for the government to run and no insurance companies involved…why feed this insurance middle men when you already pay your taxes hey?

  83. Raoul Duke says:

    American doctors commit suicide at a higher rate than American soldiers. Something must be working.

  84. Rgmm says:

    How does the Japanese Health Care system work? Nearly every stat you showed had them at the best rate.

  85. noclaf says:

    What CNBC says : "Health care system in the Europe", what US viewer hears : "Communism!"

  86. Wendy Darling says:

    it doesnt work well at all. Im from UK and if you skim your knee or need prescription drugs its not so bad, but if you get cancer shot or hit by a car. good luck. wanna wait 6 days to get an appointment when you need a doctors note for work in 2? wanna wait 6 months for a life saving procedure? give the nhs a go.

    and with new improved with the open borders, its never been easier to give free healthcare a try. even if you've never paid taxes into the system, just show up, its easy.

    no wonder its being privatized and is collapsing. speak to any nhs nurse or doctor. nhs is destroyed.

  87. Social Ghost says:

    Wow..interesting to know how healthcare works OUTSIDE of the EU #shotsfired

  88. TCJones says:

    This did not do what is said on the tin, how the NHS works, lets bash Sanders and then a long talk about breaxit, and trade deals, not one min of how it actually works, no wonder Americans have no idea how the world works…

  89. Matt Mellor says:

    Jesus Christ this narrator is so dull…

  90. Scott Simonson says:

    Far left Bernie Sanders? Yeah okay. How about unbiased reporting like news outlets used to do.

  91. Andy Goody says:

    Bernie isn't far left. Biden and Trump, and the majority of Congress for that matter, have drifted extremely far to the right.

  92. sam k says:

    Worst voice ever. I’m sure it’s automated. No voice modulation at all! She sounds robotic! Disliking!

  93. The_UPS_GUY says:

    US pay more on healthcare but USA creates all new innovation in healthcare.

  94. itsgamerv ux says:

    Anyone else from the UK over here.

  95. Train Crash Ahead says:

    The NHS will soon be on Private hands, as soon as next year people will start to pay…

  96. Dessa C. says:

    They want government to run the healthcare system but they can barely run the DMV. Think about that.

  97. Michelle Marie says:

    Quick answer, it doesnt.

  98. Matthew Burroughs says:

    NO US HEALTHCARE SYSTEM PLEASE .

  99. statement leaver says:

    US news= comment section open!!!
    UK news= comment section disabled!!!!

  100. Nick Aston says:

    I hold British and US nationality and I live in the US. Yesterday I went to a hospital for some treatment only to be told that my insurance wasn't covered there. I had to go to another facility which is highly inconvenient. I pay $1,400 per month for my health insurance with a $6,000 deductible but the coverage is awful. I really hope Britain does not follow the US model. Health care in the US is expensive and quite frankly, not very good.

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