The NHS has become a religion. Its adherents are like fundamentalists (Jews, Christians, Muslims; it doesn't matter) and if you dare criticise it or suggest that it needs reforming, you are branded a heretic. They are so blinded by their self-righteous belief that they would happily burn you at the stake or behead you and call you evil.
But like all religions, the NHS is an anachronism. And like all anachronisms it needs to go the way of the dinosaurs, or be reformed to make it relevant and fit for purpose in the 21st Century.