I recently moved to London from New York City to work for Business Insider's UK office. As an American all-too-familiar with the massive headache that is finding health care in the US, I braced myself for the process of enrolling in the National Health Service, the UK's public health care system.
Here's how my introduction to British health care went:
First, I did a basic Google search. Typing in "find a doctor in the UK" took me here. There, under two sponsored ads, was a link to The National Health Service (NHS), Britain's public system of "socialized medicine."
On the NHS website, I was asked to enter my post code (the equivalent of a zip code in the US).