People who equate everything in terms of cash should be satisfied with health service. It is decidedly expensive. But money costs do not tell everything. In this case not only the means but the end is wrong. The essential short-sightedness of the scheme has been neatly caught by Hermoine Gingold in these words: "The national health service has brought illness within the reach of even the poorest people. It is a service that makes disease easy while penalising the healthy. It speaks much of drugs and disease, but gives no directives toward care and self support for lasting health."