I know I have praised it previously and I am the first to admit it has issues but the NHS is amazing. Tonight I walked into my local chemist (pharmacy), Lyndsey the pharmacist asked how I was doing, offered a chat if I needed it. She then handed me my meds, asked if they were all working for me and reminded me again that they can deliver them if I'd prefer. All this and the price was £0! I then went to see the practice nurse for my annual check, weighed me, checked recent bloods (I've lost a kilo...whoop!) And gave me my once in a life time pneumonacocci injection...again the price was £0. Lastly I waited about 5 mins to see my GP. She told me I am basically right on track and we both agreed menopause is pooey...again cost me £0. She gave me a big hug and said (as she always does) "I am not meant to have favourite patients...but...". Its wonderful oh and of course they paid my wage for many years. Why is USA so frightened of it?