I think that the comment above regarding explaining our health care system to those outside the US are apropos and that Ratty Mouse has not overstepped the bounds of civility nor the bounds of responses for this thread.
Since I am a Kodak retiree and take a great interest in this thread, let he who is also an EK retiree feel free to throw stones. Otherwise, please be silent or civil.
OK, I will.
I have great respect for you and all of the analog photography information you provide. This has become a political thread and heats up passions.