happiestbackslider: Ok so I have a couple questions about Scottish healthcare/taxing- What percent of an average household income goes to the government? Do you get to choose your doctor? Are you allowed a second opinion after talking to one doctor?
- Okay so these are the taxation rates for the UK: The lowest income taxation rate is 20% for £0 - £34,370. The next rate is 40% from £34, 371 to £150,000. The highest is 50% for those earning over £150,000. There’s loads of other taxes on other stuff but yeah, that’s income tax and the main one you’ll deal with. It’s pretty fair considering free healthcare (all of UK) and university (free Uni only in Scotland).
- It depends! If you’re in hospital, you’ll be assigned one but if you have issues you can say to a nurse and if they think your complaint is valid they’ll talk to another doctor to get another opinion or you’ll be re-assigned. If you’re just at a general practice (getting checked for weird stuff on your body, have a bad cold, sleeping problems etc etc), you’ll have an assigned doctor you can go to BUT you can get appointments with anybody you want, really. I’ve had a different doctor to my assigned one lately because I prefer them.
- Most people trust the first one they get but as far as I know you can, yes.
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