While the National Health Service still has the biggest share of the healthcare services in
This comes as the British government is considering tax reforms that would see young British workers contribute to a new social security initiative benefiting the nation's elderly. Following on from this comes the fact that a growing number of young professionals in the
Younger people in the
According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI) more companies than ever before are taking out private medical insurance in a bid to offer competitive benefits packages to prospective employees, and if the national service was all that it is cracked up to be, then this would not be a serious issue.
However, the fact that BUPA, the
In addition to the NHS' bureaucracy there is a serious lack in qualified medical professionals, such as nurses, large amounts of overcrowding, poorly maintained treatment facilities and a virtual mountain to climb for treatment access. Is it any wonder that more and more individuals are choosing to go private over this public behemoth? And the situation won't improve for the NHS, especially if a proposed imitative to give tax credit to organizations that provide private medical coverage to their employees goes through; a proposal remarkably similar to one made by Representative Ron Paul in the
And all of this comes at the same time as politicians on the other side of the
There are no hard and fast answers when considering health. However the trends in recent years, especially in countries like the