I'll take our health-care system over yours any day, Yanks

After she died we visited the doctor who had cared for her, and listened to the kindly Sri-Lankan as he poured his heart out. The rudimentary Medicare system placed limits on how often he was allowed to visit patients in hospital, even when they were seriously ill. He bent the system by officially visiting one and then swinging by the rest just to make sure they were OK.

At the very start of our Magical Mystery Tour of the American health system were were advised to hire a lawyer to deal with the paperwork. Little did we know how difficult it would be.

This may be the sort of system which Mr Hannan wants, but I don’t and – I suspect – nor do many Americans.

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