Roughly 20% of tax collected is spent on healthcare in UK, average salary is £36k therefore the average family of four with two working parents would be spending on average about £4500 on healthcare.

Do you think he realises the mistake I made was adding the 2 salaries together instead of calculating their tax rates separately?

Like that made that much difference anyway, the average family with 2 working parents is still paying £131 a month EACH purely for the NHS.

That isn't free or cheap, whichever way you cut it.

Dave, here's the maths for you:

£36,000 pays a total of £7,878.20 in tax

20% of that is £1,575.64

Divide that by 12 is £131.30

Times by two (2 working parents) is £262.60 per month.

So regardless of your cheap weasely sniping my point was correct, its not free and its not cheap and its roughly the same as what Americans pay but they get a far superior service.