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kleinbl00  ·  1696 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who do you trust? Your Doctor or Your Psychic? - Conversation with My Sister

My understanding is that there are private doctors who are not covered by insurance. A former employer's parents spent a fair amount of money to stay out of the national health system for various reasons.

lil  ·  1696 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    a fair amount of money

You're right. For a while, they were completely illegal, but now have some function. But, it's complicated and the private clinics don't have the same hospital privileges as doctors under the national system. My ex belonged to a private clinic when he found out his regular GP was moonlighting there.