Many people don't really understand the NHS, which might be OK if they didn't also try to run it or make policy about it.
So in the interests of helping people understand it a bit better, I'm going to let you in on a secret: the NHS is Russia, basically.
Notoriously big and populous; notoriously hard to govern; and notoriously difficult to conquer.
Obviously, there are a few minor differences. The NHS doesn't drink vodka for breakfast, or have fairly significant oil reserves.
And it's not as if neo-liberal governments are trying to trash the NHS's economy ... oh, hang on ...