yes asteroid, we get no bills whatsoever.
our healthcare costs are taken straight from our wages, as a form of tax, and we don't begrudge it, because we never see it, and our wages are adjusted accordingly, ie- if you're paid minimum wage, you pay hardly anything, but if you earn megabucks, you pay more, but it's never so much that it hurts, in fact, it's never that much that you even feel it!
wouldn't it be better if the americans adopted the same, means-tested system? or would there be too much pressure from the high-earners?
There have been many reports the NHS is going bankrupt.