True but once things go that way all a gov can do is buy back and carry any debt that has accumulated, significant where they have been privitised but will always figure. They can only do that via taxation. Some interesting comparisonsSo the British consumer subsidises the foreign taxpayer.
How do UK tax revenues compare internationally? | Institute for Fiscal Studies
UK tax revenue is below the average of other developed economies. The UK stands out as raising less from social security contributions.
While it strays into off topic as NHS efficiency, excellent when it is working and also the results of a low wage economy I'll include this as it helps explain differences in one case, Some are better than others so costs vary.
How Much Does Health Insurance Cost In The USA? | William Russell
Health insurance in USA is often extremely expensive. Why is that and what is the average cost? Dig into the data here.