We have a friend in Holland who had a baby recently. TheDutch national healthcare system saves money by omitting little niceties like painkillers during delivery. After trying for a natural delivery, this woman finally needed a caesarian.
The kind doctors informed her that with her hormones in delivery mode, she wouldn't really feel the surgical knife without anesthetic, so they cut the baby out without any painkillers! Needless to say, she definitely felt the surgery.
Those who can't wait for government run healthcare won't be so happy when they get this kind of treatment.