From my new favorite blog: It appears that some people are frustrated with the level of care in England and Canada. They're attacking MDs!!!
Rugby players like to hit people. However, in America, we KNOW we'll be seen by a competent professional at the ER. If it's busted, it'll get fixed. No need to hit the doctor.
Not so, outside the US. A mate in the UK ruptured his achilles and was in crutches for 9 months before SEEING an orthopedic surgeon. Imagine the lawsuit and press reaction if that happened in the States!!!
Universal healthcare will only limit access. The rich will buy private insurance and go to private medical facilities.
Be grateful you play Rugby in America.