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A sign seen, at the entrance to St Thomas' Hospital, part of the National Health Service, Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. Britons love to mock their creaky National Health Service but they don't want anyone else poking fun at it. They particularly don't want right-wing Americans to use Britain's universal health care system as a punching bag in their battle against President Barack Obama's proposed reforms. Conservatives in the United States are using horror stories about Britain's system to warn Americans that Obama is trying to impose a socialized system that would give the government too much power, but Britons are digging in their heels, saying their system should be praised, not demonized. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)