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Some experts say ballooning health costs will ultimately force a reconsideration of Britain’s socialized medicine.

“At some point, we’ll have to look at what the boundaries are of what governments provide and what people will be paying for themselves,” said Mark Pearson, head of health at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.

“At the moment, countries aren’t ready to have that discussion yet, but that breaking point will come one day.”