Curiosity Corner competition No.23

Last week we asked you to be curious about who should get free healthcare. HB girl from Hillbrook Primary School came up with this question that will stir a lot of debate. It shows you have used curiosity to find out about the issue and you’ve asked a question that a lot of people have been wondering about in the news. Well done!

Enter this week’s competition by clicking here. 

TIPS FOR GREAT QUESTIONS

We look for questions that make people think about the issue. Make sure they are:

  • Debatable – make sure people could have different points of view on the answer.
  • Based on what you have learned or thought about the issue so far.

49 Comments

  1. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    Why are you asking who should people get free healthcare, why does it matter?

    R.L & J.B

    • Hillbrook Primary School Hillbrook Primary School

      If you are asking people who should get free health care, people who are being unhealthy and are not helping the NHS through smoking and drinking, clearly don’t care about the NHS crisis. They are causing extensive waiting times and costing more money to help them quit. What are they doing to themselves?

      The epic journalist & The deadly documenter

      • Ainthorpe Primary School Ainthorpe Primary School

        I totally agree but if they wont help them stop, then its going to get even worse. Then they wont be any point because a lot people in this world suffer from being unhealthy

        shimmershine32

  2. Chiltern Way Academy Chiltern Way Academy

    How would we decide who to give free healthcare to? What would the criteria be?

    H.C

  3. Is it truly free? No it isn’t because it comes out of your wage in taxes. People that don’t work will be the ones who get it free. [A name has been removed by the Economist Educational Foundation. Remember not to put your real name on the BNC Hub] said that it is not fair on people who are healthy then it’s not fair because those who live unhealthy lifestyles benefit from it but the healthy still have to pay.
    [A name has been removed by the Economist Educational Foundation. Remember not to put your real name on the BNC Hub] said his Grandma is very poorly and she doesn’t work but doctors are helping her to make her better. He disagrees as this machine is making her better.
    [A name has been removed by the Economist Educational Foundation. Remember not to put your real name on the BNC Hub] said that if people go out to the pub when they were younger and then have a problem because of it, then they should be charged.
    Some in the group said if people are born with difficulties then they should get free care. Other people don’t do anything wrong and still get things like cancer so they should not have to pay. But if they work then when they are cured they could give a gift to say thank you.

    • Thanks for your comment, Quay Academy! This is really interesting.

      I’ve removed your names from the comment – feel free to reply underneath with some pseudonyms and I’ll put them into your comment.
      This shows a really interesting debate. Do you think people who come from other countries should be able to use the NHS?

  4. Grace Academy Coventry Grace Academy Coventry

    If the health care is free,who will pay the doctors wages?
    By Exi~Corn, The Tazmanian Devil, Rich154, Gowry5, Catopie

  5. Hillbrook Primary School Hillbrook Primary School

    Should people who lead an unhealthy lifestyle but who contribute taxes, have free health care? Or should they pay more?

    The epic journalist

  6. Hillbrook Primary School Hillbrook Primary School

    Why is it only the UK who has free health care? Should we take inspiration from other countries?

    The deadly documentor

  7. Hillbrook Primary School Hillbrook Primary School

    Why should people who don’t care about themselves get free health care?

    HB journalist

    • They shouldn’t, only people who look after them should get free treatment and medical supplies for themselves. Unhealthy people shouldn’t get treatment. hd16 hrrgoalie17

      • I agree with you because if they don’t keep healthy they should not get free health care.
        wolf gang 05

    • They shouldn’t, only people who look after them should get free treatment and medical supplies for themselves. Unhealthy people shouldn’t get treatment. hd16 hrrgoalie17

  8. Hillbrook Primary School Hillbrook Primary School

    Should unhealthy people pay more tax to the NHS?

    HB Owl

  9. Hillbrook Primary School Hillbrook Primary School

    What would happen to the quality of prescribed medicines on all NHS patients, if they are free for some people and not all?

    Hillbrook Nosey

  10. Hillbrook Primary School Hillbrook Primary School

    Why should people who don’t pay taxes get free health care?

    HB girl

  11. Hillbrook Primary School Hillbrook Primary School

    Should we make the rich unhealthy people pay for their health care but let poorer unhealthy people go free? Is it about education?

    HB star

  12. Hillbrook Primary School Hillbrook Primary School

    Why is it only the UK who has free health care? Why don’t other countries follow this aswell?

    HillbrookBlogger

  13. Hillbrook Primary School Hillbrook Primary School

    Why should time wasters get free health care?

    HB journalist

  14. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    People say that we all deserve free healthcare, however, if you are the cause, do you really deserve it?

    Delta

    • Gilwern Primary School Gilwern Primary School

      We have three questions:
      1. Could charities or fundraising subsidise the NHS?
      2.Should age be a consideration when deciding who has free healthcare?
      3. Should doctors be paid less and have the money spent on equipment?

    • Gilwern Primary School Gilwern Primary School

      We think that we all have the responsibility to help ourselves instead of just relying on the NHS.

  15. Gilwern Primary School Gilwern Primary School

    We have three questions:
    1. Could charities or fundraising subsidise the NHS?
    2.Should age be a consideration when deciding who has free healthcare?
    3. Should doctors be paid less and have the money spent on equipment?

  16. Napier Community Primary School Napier Community Primary School

    How would you feel if you had made unhealthy choices and had to pay for your operation?

    #CloudBurst28

  17. Napier Community Primary School Napier Community Primary School

    What would happen to us if the NHS was destroyed?

    TheUnicornQueen

  18. Napier Community Primary School Napier Community Primary School

    What would happen if the Government cut funds to the NHS even more?

    The Thinker 🙂

  19. Napier Community Primary School Napier Community Primary School

    Will privatising the NHS make it more or less efficient?

    Flame_Rider

  20. Edward Heneage Primary Academy Edward Heneage Primary Academy

    What would happen to the people who could not afford treatment if we cut or got rid of the NHS?

    Edward Heneage Academy Burnet News Club

    • Gilwern Primary School Gilwern Primary School

      Hi! This is what we think:
      More people would become ill and pass away;
      People would have nowhere else to go;
      Less people would get essential care.

  21. Thomas Hinderwell Primary Thomas Hinderwell Primary

    Everybody deserves treatment even if they don’t work it simply is not fair in any way shape or form,because if someone has a serious disease and needs treatment you can’t ignore them.

    Yellow monkey

  22. William Patten Primary School William Patten Primary School

    Aren’t we all people?Should we not get healthcare?
    PikachuPanda3

  23. Oasis Academy Don Valley Oasis Academy Don Valley

    If Nursing Homes are being used by Disabled,Mental,Phisically Disabled Old People Why Do They Have To Pay as were little minor injuries are free to be treated?

    Crazy Comintator

  24. Edward Heneage Primary Academy Edward Heneage Primary Academy

    why do rich people get free healthcare? they should pay?

    pikachu 10

  25. Napier Community Primary School Napier Community Primary School

    I think that the NHS should only give free health care to the ones who did not bring their situation on themselves. However if it is like having children or type one diabetes ( when born with it ) then they should get free health care too even if ti is a cold give them free health care but if it is like smoking of alcohol then they have to pay.

  26. St Mary's and St John's Church of England School St Mary's and St John's Church of England School

    Why does everyone deserve free health care if, sometimes, they are the reason that they need help?

    Omega

  27. Alperton Community School Alperton Community School

    I have questions to ask

    1. CAN WE IMPROVE THE FUTURE OF NHS?
    2. SHOULD THE NHS PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUPPORT THE PEOPLE WHO NEEDS IT OR JUST NOT BE fair AND ONLY HELP RICH PEOPLE?
    by princess journo

  28. North Beckton Primary School North Beckton Primary School

    WHY SHOULD PEOPLE START WARS ???

    Signing Out

    ~Green Strong Boy

  29. North Beckton Primary School North Beckton Primary School

    Sorry my pseudonym is GREEN STRONG BOY 🙁 I hope you do not get mixed up Mickey and Lucy it is just under :
    🙁
    🙂

    I think that all healthcare should be the same price.
    If people said it was free then it would be fair for everyone 🙂
    If people said it was cheap it would be good but people who are bankrupt then 🙁 & :~
    If people said it was expensive only people like the queen could afford it 🙁
    If it was so so ( like most people could afford it) would be …..well what is that word ??… Oh yeah OK. 🙁
    By Green Strong Boy

  30. Gilwern Primary School Gilwern Primary School

    Could more money be spent on education or services to allow people to lead a healthy lifestyle rather than having to wait until they become ill?

  31. Gilwern Primary School Gilwern Primary School

    Shouldn’t everyone get free healthcare regardless of who they are and how they live?

    • Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

      I agree with the Gilwern School because it is not fair if some people get free health care and the rest dont.

      #Priceless Bunnie

  32. Faringdon Community College Faringdon Community College

    The name proves all, doesn’t it ? (it is national not private)
    goldrhino

  33. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    I dont think people who dont pay there taxes should not be able to get free health care. Why would they be able to get things for free but we cant and its not fair on the people pay to get there appointment?

    #Priceless Bunnie

  34. Elaine Primary Academy Elaine Primary Academy

    However for my first comment people could have be really poor and have n money its diff rent.

    Shouldn’t they have help from the government?

    #Priceless Bunnie

  35. I think people how don’t pay tax should not get free heath care because they do not deserve it at all.
    wolfgang05

  36. Napier Community Primary School Napier Community Primary School

    The question, why should people who don’t pay taxes get free health care? Well you see my parents both don’t have a job my mums disabled and my dad is a bit older. Once my dad got a kidney stone, he was in hospital and the medical team helped him get better. If my dad wouldn’t get the free health care that he needed, he would of had to pay all of his money. So I believe they should get free health care. It’s more fair and you can’t punish people because they don’t have a job.

    #CloudBurst28

    • Thank you for your comment, #CloudBurst28.

      This is a really brave thing to bring to the Hub, well done. You’ve used your personal experiences to develop your storytelling skills and that is really important. How do you think the NHS could save money?

  37. Newington Community Primary School Newington Community Primary School

    If a girl is sat on the sofa all day eating crisps and not looking after herself and she gets ill she should pay for healthcare. If one day you were strolling along the street and somebody trips you up you shouldn’t really pay for healthcare-it wasn’t your fault
    Newingtons fab journilist