British-born actor Linus Roache is still struggling with America's healthcare system after becoming a citizen last year (11).
The son of Coronation Street star William Roache admits there's a lot about American life and culture which he applauds, but he cannot understand why healthcare isn't more affordable.
He tells, "I think the Constitution rocks. It's one of the greatest political social documents ever written. I had to learn a fair amount of American history and over the years I've accumulated quite a bit. I'm very happy to be an American citizen. I took the oath and I'm very happy to be here but one of the strange things is, being a Brit coming into this culture, you can't get your head around the fact that you have to pay for your health service.
"It sucks and it can make or break people's lives. It's a thorny issue that has not been completely resolved here but I don't know why people are so scared of a national health system that actually could benefit everybody.
"In the U.K. we have something called the National Health System, which Danny Boyle did a beautiful job of making a point of in the Olympics opening. He did a whole sequence with the National Health doctors and nurses doing this dance routine. I think he was saying this is something to be proud of and I'm very proud of it."