I guess it's only fitting in the afterglow of the Golden Globes that at least one fan of universal health care takes the stage to talk about how wonderful it is.

Emmy Rossum, one of Hollywood's latest "it" girls (or so my teenaged daughter tells me), sat down with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel late last week to recall her Christmas trip to the United Kingdom. Apparently, she got food poisoning — at least she eats — and had to go to the hospital. 

"The hospitals are amazing there," she effused to the dopey late-night jokester. "They don't even ask for your ID. You give your name. You give your symptoms. They hook you up to a bunch of fluids. They say just leave when you feel like it. You pay nothing!"

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