UK can’t give it away!

A “free” health check-up every 5 years is available to everyone from 40 to 74 years old in the UK. (Apparently after 74, you’re on you own.) That’s about 15 million people. But according to the NHS, only about 7 million have taken advantage of the offer since 2013. What, are you too good for “free” healthcare? You don’t need to have your blood pressure, height and weight measured? You’re tired of being yelled at by your spouse for the same things and don’t need your doc doing it too? Yeah, I probably wouldn’t do it either, but you should. If you’re in the age range, be on the lookout for a notice from your healthcare provider. If you’re under 40, remind your parents that it’s a good idea.