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01/15/2024 – 17:40
Evaristo CostaThe 47-year-old shared with her followers on Instagram that she was hospitalized last weekend after experiencing a series of complications related to Crohn's disease.
The journalist, who lives in the United Kingdom, is undergoing medical treatment in hospital. This Monday, the 15th, he answered fans' questions about his hospitalization.
“One of the questions I get the most is: 'Is the hospital you're at public?' Yes, I am being treated for free in a public hospital, it is owned by the National Health Service, NHS for short, it is in Cambridge, it is home to Cambridge University School of Medicine, one of the largest science. Centers for health and medical research in Europe and the largest in the United Kingdom. is reference”, he explained.
Another netizen wanted to know if the journalist had health insurance.
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“No, I don't have health insurance. I asked an English friend the same question and he replied: 'Why pay for health insurance? I pay the government and I expect to be well looked after by the NHS.' Have a health plan? There is, but there is no such thing as that health plan mafia, because before you can go for private treatment under your plan, you have to go and be referred to a private health plan by your family doctor from the government. He clarified.
Evaristo explained that despite the effectiveness of public services for the population, there are also flaws in the system in the United Kingdom.
“Does it have flaws? It has flaws. For example, I entered through the emergency room. The emergency room was full. But I can safely appreciate the care I receive here these days because I know it and can compare it to five-star private hospitals in Brazil. Unfortunately, Majority of people can't afford it,” he lamented.
Crohn's disease is an inflammatory syndrome that affects Gastrointestinal tract.
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