Millennial British on Obamacare, the NHS, and Why America Is Crazy

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Enrolment for Obamacare, America's first tepid foray into universal healthcare, begins today amid ongoing contention over the legislation. Granted, there are bound to be bumps along the way as the new system takes effect, but who better to learn from than our cousins across the pond?

The UK's National Health Service began in 1948, stemming from "a long-held ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth." Like in the States, private insurance is available for those who want it, but at the heart of it, British citizens are covered cradle to casket — whether they're being treated for a flu or cancer.

Curious what Brits had to say about America's take on universal healthcare, Bustle hit the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, to hear what residents had to say about Obamacare.

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