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[–]HurkaDurka 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

As our obesity rates increase, the percentage we would need to pay would keep increasing. It would probably be at least 15% of our checks right now. And it will grow (like our citizens) every year. I would fully support a national medical system that excluded treatment for obesity/smoking/alcoholism induced disease. But that would be impossible to implement (and a bit immoral) so I'll stick to being on the fence with socializing our medial care.

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

As our obesity rates increase, the percentage we would need to pay would keep increasing.

Part of the role of the NHS in the UK is health campaigns, e.g. Stoptober, Change4Life. So the percentage wouldn't increase, because the increase in your obesity rates would slow down. And honestly, your NMS would probably just go underfunded before taxes went up.

[–]HurkaDurka 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Obesity rates are steadily rising in the UK and they are the most obese country in Europe. And we can have campaigns without a NMS anyway. And we used to in the U.S. before we had all these pro-obesity campaigns... I'm not making an argument against NMS, just pointing out the severity of the obesity problems we are facing. I can't imagine where this is going to end. Well, extinction or mass death is what I imagine, but I hope we can stop it before that happens.

[–]wizzwizz4 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Obesity rates are steadily rising in the UK and they are the most obese country in Europe.

Oh, there are countries with much better healthcare. All of which, take note, are national. Compare any of these to the US and you find it lacking. So yeah, pretty shit, but better than the US.