The clip history of british healthcare Part 2 from Sicko (2007)
This leaflet that was issued was very, very straightforward.
What year was this?
This was 1948.
"Your new National Health Service begins on the 5th of July."
"What is it? How do you get it?"
"It will provide you with all medical, dental and nursing care."
"Everyone, rich or poor, man, woman or child, can use it or any part of it."
"There are no charges, except for a few special items."
"There is no insurance qualifications, but it is not a charity."
"You are paying for it mainly as taxpayers,
and it will relieve your money worries in times of illness."
Now, somehow, the few words sum the whole thing up.
I was amazed when he said this all started in 1948.
The British had come out of a devastating experience through World War II.
The country was destroyed and nearly bankrupt.