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Postby ringo100 » Sat, 05 Aug 2006 12:06 am

Coming from a country with an national health service, but I hate the fact that every time I go to the Doctor I have to get my treatment signed off from my HR department. I know they pay for my health cover, but effectively my entire health records are no longer the business of just me and my doctor.

Does anyone else feel that there it is an intrusion on you personal privacy.

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Re: Health cover

Postby Answers? » Sat, 05 Aug 2006 10:05 am

ringo100 wrote:Coming from a country with an national health service, but I hate the fact that every time I go to the Doctor I have to get my treatment signed off from my HR department. I know they pay for my health cover, but effectively my entire health records are no longer the business of just me and my doctor.

Does anyone else feel that there it is an intrusion on you personal privacy.


Have you ever typed your name into google just for fun? Intrusion? Nah! :P

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Re: Health cover

Postby aurele » Sun, 06 Aug 2006 2:24 am

[quote="ringo100"]Coming from a country with an national health service, but I hate the fact that every time I go to the Doctor I have to get my treatment signed off from my HR department. I know they pay for my health cover, but effectively my entire health records are no longer the business of just me and my doctor.

Does anyone else feel that there it is an intrusion on you personal privacy.[/quote]

What do you mean by 'national health service' exactly? Does it mean you don't have to pay anything for a medical attention in your country? If so, how does it really work then? I come from Zanzisen and medical bills can be sky high when it comes to paying them so no wonder no one bothers to visit their doctor when not feeling well. In Zanzisen everyone is their own doctor if you understand what I mean. The last person who went to see their doctor was in my opinion around about 1206 and even he is not around to tell us what became of him or what the doctor prescribed .

So do you all live on charity where you come from?

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Re: Health cover

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 06 Aug 2006 11:24 am

aurele wrote:
ringo100 wrote:Coming from a country with an national health service, but I hate the fact that every time I go to the Doctor I have to get my treatment signed off from my HR department. I know they pay for my health cover, but effectively my entire health records are no longer the business of just me and my doctor.

Does anyone else feel that there it is an intrusion on you personal privacy.


What do you mean by 'national health service' exactly? Does it mean you don't have to pay anything for a medical attention in your country? If so, how does it really work then? I come from Zanzisen and medical bills can be sky high when it comes to paying them so no wonder no one bothers to visit their doctor when not feeling well. In Zanzisen everyone is their own doctor if you understand what I mean. The last person who went to see their doctor was in my opinion around about 1206 and even he is not around to tell us what became of him or what the doctor prescribed .

So do you all live on charity where you come from?


No it just means OP is probably is from the UK.

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Postby Plavt » Sun, 06 Aug 2006 1:07 pm

The National Health Service (NHS) is the UK's healthcare system and is free at the point of use. Payment is made by automatic deduction from everybody's wages and is know as National Insurance (N.I) contributions which also covers unemployment and the state pension.

This is cheaper and more popular than the private schemes found elsewhere and although in respect of dentists where it is now to some degree difficult to acquire NHS treatment still remains a major stumbling block for the government.

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Re: Health cover

Postby fefe » Sun, 06 Aug 2006 7:47 pm

Answers? wrote:Have you ever typed your name into google just for fun? Intrusion? Nah! :P


Sh*t... I never knew my name could appear on google search. And it is the FULL name with first, middle and last name in correct order. :o


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