Craig Wells.

whittneydoll:

If your only reasoning behind your condemnation of something is, because it’s “outdated” or “old fashioned”, I’m going to need you to stop right there, little buddy.

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Vogue Paris April 1991 by Peter Lindbergh

cokeflow:

Should I wear all black or all black today

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rtrixie:

craiganthonywells:

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craiganthonywells:

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jillstrif:

in the UK, it takes you a lifetime to get treatment and then you die. in America, you get the best treatment immediately. God I hate the ignorant youth on tumblr.
the government owns you in the UK. the government does not own us in America. “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.” -Thomas Jefferson
and universal healthcare isn’t free. it comes out of your huge taxes. 

Um what? What gave you impression that UK health care is so bad?
US health care is ranked at 35th in the world and is the most expensive. It has the highest percentage of GDP funding it and it’s not even a public system. So don’t be audacious enough to criticise any other countries health care spending. America really isn’t as free as you think it is. The NHS is relatively good value for money, and actually when given the option to pay more in the form of a tax contribution, the majority of Britons were in favour of it. It’s nonsensical to say they the government owns our lives for taxes which we pay voluntarily. The only exception to this is where people opt to have private health care instead, they still have to pay health insurance, which I think is wrong.

Um, what?  NHS hasn’t published wait time statistics since 2011, but the picture wasn’t pretty then.
That the NHS is overwhelmingly popular does not mean that it is of high quality.

I never said that the NHS was perfect. Far from it. It’s very good at treating minor things but not so much the major ones, partly due to the mindless beaurocracy as exemplified in the article, but also due to the fact that so many procedures which really shouldn’t be considered health are practised on the NHS such as cosmetic ones.
My objection was to the argument that the US system is so superior when really it’s the worst value for money in the world.
And I wasn’t saying that the NHS is good because it is popular, just that one cannot be owned by something one voluntarily pays for. That’s something I’d expect a communist to say.

I don’t know if you ever saw Breaking Bad, but the reason that Heisenberg goes into the drug trade is because of his lung cancer. And yet, by your own admission, it is precisely the “major ones”, like cancer, that the NHS is so terrible at addressing. I think the point the OP was making, about “being owned”, referred to the policy of the NHS refusing to allow citizens to privately pay for treatment above and beyond that which the NHS covered, which appears was changed in 2008 to allow “topping-up”.

He went into the drug trade because of lung cancer, but only because he couldn’t pay for the treatment. Maybe the treatment would be poorer in the UK but he still would have received it.
Maybe there is some truth in saying that the inability to opt out was what was referred to in the OP, but I find that with Americans they often over value the economic freedom of their country and this was also one of the motives for this criticism. It’s not even in the top 10 most economically free countries. But anyway it shouldn’t be a competition to see who has it better or worse. We should both admit that there are flaws to both of our systems and seek to improve them, perhaps by adopting the good parts of each other.

Everything has its pros and cons depending on how you look at it. I, for one, value being able to get good and free treatment (even if it involves some waiting) like here in Germany over it most certainly brankrupting me if I , like many people, had no insurance (which i probably couldn’t afford) and I’ll happily be “forced” to give up parts of my income for that. 
But that’s just me, other might prefer the freedom of not having to have an insurance, and I can hardly tell Americans how to handle their healthcare.

I completely agree. Which is why I think people should be able to opt out of the NHS if they wish to.
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craiganthonywells:

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craiganthonywells:

jillstrif:

in the UK, it takes you a lifetime to get treatment and then you die. in America, you get the best treatment immediately. God I hate the ignorant youth on tumblr.
the government owns you in the UK. the government does not own us in America. “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.” -Thomas Jefferson
and universal healthcare isn’t free. it comes out of your huge taxes. 

Um what? What gave you impression that UK health care is so bad?
US health care is ranked at 35th in the world and is the most expensive. It has the highest percentage of GDP funding it and it’s not even a public system. So don’t be audacious enough to criticise any other countries health care spending. America really isn’t as free as you think it is. The NHS is relatively good value for money, and actually when given the option to pay more in the form of a tax contribution, the majority of Britons were in favour of it. It’s nonsensical to say they the government owns our lives for taxes which we pay voluntarily. The only exception to this is where people opt to have private health care instead, they still have to pay health insurance, which I think is wrong.

Um, what?  NHS hasn’t published wait time statistics since 2011, but the picture wasn’t pretty then.
That the NHS is overwhelmingly popular does not mean that it is of high quality.

I never said that the NHS was perfect. Far from it. It’s very good at treating minor things but not so much the major ones, partly due to the mindless beaurocracy as exemplified in the article, but also due to the fact that so many procedures which really shouldn’t be considered health are practised on the NHS such as cosmetic ones.
My objection was to the argument that the US system is so superior when really it’s the worst value for money in the world.
And I wasn’t saying that the NHS is good because it is popular, just that one cannot be owned by something one voluntarily pays for. That’s something I’d expect a communist to say.

I don’t know if you ever saw Breaking Bad, but the reason that Heisenberg goes into the drug trade is because of his lung cancer. And yet, by your own admission, it is precisely the “major ones”, like cancer, that the NHS is so terrible at addressing. I think the point the OP was making, about “being owned”, referred to the policy of the NHS refusing to allow citizens to privately pay for treatment above and beyond that which the NHS covered, which appears was changed in 2008 to allow “topping-up”. 

He went into the drug trade because of lung cancer, but only because he couldn’t pay for the treatment. Maybe the treatment would be poorer in the UK but he still would have received it.Maybe there is some truth in saying that the inability to opt out was what was referred to in the OP, but I find that with Americans they often over value the economic freedom of their country and this was also one of the motives for this criticism. It’s not even in the top 10 most economically free countries. But anyway it shouldn’t be a competition to see who has it better or worse. We should both admit that there are flaws to both of our systems and seek to improve them, perhaps by adopting the good parts of each other.
forcedranting:

craiganthonywells:

jillstrif:

in the UK, it takes you a lifetime to get treatment and then you die. in America, you get the best treatment immediately. God I hate the ignorant youth on tumblr.
the government owns you in the UK. the government does not own us in America. “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have.” -Thomas Jefferson
and universal healthcare isn’t free. it comes out of your huge taxes. 

Um what? What gave you impression that UK health care is so bad?
US health care is ranked at 35th in the world and is the most expensive. It has the highest percentage of GDP funding it and it’s not even a public system. So don’t be audacious enough to criticise any other countries health care spending. America really isn’t as free as you think it is. The NHS is relatively good value for money, and actually when given the option to pay more in the form of a tax contribution, the majority of Britons were in favour of it. It’s nonsensical to say they the government owns our lives for taxes which we pay voluntarily. The only exception to this is where people opt to have private health care instead, they still have to pay health insurance, which I think is wrong.

Um, what?  NHS hasn’t published wait time statistics since 2011, but the picture wasn’t pretty then.
That the NHS is overwhelmingly popular does not mean that it is of high quality. 

I never said that the NHS was perfect. Far from it. It’s very good at treating minor things but not so much the major ones, partly due to the mindless beaurocracy as exemplified in the article, but also due to the fact that so many procedures which really shouldn’t be considered health are practised on the NHS such as cosmetic ones.My objection was to the argument that the US system is so superior when really it’s the worst value for money in the world. And I wasn’t saying that the NHS is good because it is popular, just that one cannot be owned by something one voluntarily pays for. That’s something I’d expect a communist to say.
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