Fun fact the media never tells you: as a % of GDP, the US has greater public expenditures on health care than the UK does. Not total expenditures, we know that. Public expenditures. More big government health care in the US than the UK.
Here’s another fun fact. If you’re earning the average wage in Britain reckon you’ll be paying about £5000 a year in income tax and National Insurance. Call it $7500. Someone in my circumstances (wife, 2 kiddies, all non-smokers) can buy a very comprehensive health insurance policy for £250 a month: £3000 a year. Can we call it $4500?
That means that I could have the NHS and private medical insurance for about $12000.
I was reading the other day that a typical family pays $12800 for medical insurance in the USA.
I just thought I’d mention it.