Published at 09:09, Monday, 23 July 2012
THERE are those among us who believe that, because they’ve paid into National Insurance all their lives, that they’re ‘owed’ money from the system. They’re lucky.
Like them, I’d paid in, too. Then I suffered a stroke, was admitted to hospital, had another stroke, then aftercare following my month’s stay in hospital. The cost to the NHS must have amounted to more than I’d paid in during my lifetime.
However, I can assure readers that I didn’t plan it because I felt ‘owed’.
Let me remind those of that belief that we also take out life assurance, but few of us hope to die so the beneficiaries can make a claim.
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