UK resident Roberto Sarrionandia reports on his experience with the British National Health Service (NHS) when he suffered bad burns.
Basically, his experience was a roller-coaster of excellent and terrible care. In many ways, it's like the government (public) schools -- maybe you'll get a good teacher for your children, and maybe you won't. But you don't really have a say in the matter and your future is essentially up to luck.
Read the full text of his post, "A Healthcare Anecdote".