The natl insurance fees must be a sliding scale, right? Based on your earnings, number of dependents? Do you notice fees increasing as unemployment increases?<quoted text>
What happens here is that everyone pays their national insurance straight out of their wages but some choose to 'go private' so if they've got private medical insurance or cash they can get faster (and in theory) better treatment. Some NHS hospitals have got private wards - so basically they are getting exactly the same treatment but probably quicker (with nicer food and cushions!) They still have to pay their National Insurance though - you cant opt out.
What % of the population pay nothing? How do you handle the undocumented worker or citizen whoneeds care?
Did I read Cameron may attempt to privatize more health care? What's the feeling about that?