One aspect of "government-run" healthcare is intense control of yours and your children's lives. For example, British schoolchildren are publicly weighed and measured (nice touch of humilation) to determine if they are "obese" or not. What could go wrong. Hundreds of parents wrongly told their children are overweight because of IT glitch. Hundreds of parents have been wrongly sent official letters warning that their children are overweight because of a computer glitch.
There's already a shortage of healthcare in the UK and now this. Revealed: list of hospitals facing A&E and maternity closures and cutbacks. Despite pledges that the NHS would be ring-fenced from government cuts, dozens of A&E and maternity units have been earmarked for closure or mergers If Britain allowed the privatization of their healthcare system, this wouldn't happen. There'd be clinics and doc-in-the-box facilities where needed.