When a man is dealing with an itchy penis, he is likely desperate for a way to make it vanish. The Commissioner could model other kinds of commissioners in the feeble, pathetic mold ( Bud Selig ), the gentle-hearted, retarded-son-having mold (Michael Chiklis circa The Commish ), or the psychotic, power-hungry, lawless mold (Michael Chiklis circa The Shield ). In other words, I don’t think the bill makes this clear, so depending on who’s in charge, it could vastly change the health care landscape for better…or worse.
Boring as it sounds, the best advice is the stuff on which the public health people and all the diet gurus from Atkins to Ornish all basically converge: not smoking, lots of fruits and vegetables, lean protein, keeping yourself slim, fatty fish or flax oil, a glass or 2 of wine with dinner, avoidance of trans- and (over Atkins’ equivocations) saturated fat, a little olive oil, a positive outlook, and so on.
In America the drug companies set the prices but in the UK (and every other developed country on the ‘axis of evil ‘socialized’ health care’ – all of them actually, oh actually sorry, apart from America) the (absolutely useless stupid illegal) government does.
The most important part of my diet is avoiding unhealthy things; increasing the intake of healthy things only comes in second. Updated with commenter Brett’s point: NHIC insurance also covers traditional medicine (herbal remedies, acupuncture, etc.) and other semi-medical practitioners, like chiropractors.
It may sound weird to some, but I miss my health care that I had back in the USA – I wish everyone could have the insurance I had. Wednesday night, text leaked of a new Republican amendment to the party’s health care bill, the American Health Care Act, which was part of an ongoing effort to revive the bill in the House.