American healthcare may be exorbitantly expensive, but it is the best in the world.
I’ve just been on the telephone to my family doctor’s office. I wanted to make an appointment. I was told the earliest I can see a “nurse practitioner” is in two days time.
I said I didn’t want a “nurse practitioner”, I wanted to see my family doctor, only to be told the first available appointment was on October 20th – in 22 days time.
Needless to say, I pointed out that if I died in the meantime they needn’t bother sending me a bill for a missed appointment.
Having lived fifty plus years with the UK’s National Health Service – yes, that’s right, the one Americans are so bloody scared of (socialist medicine = witchcraft) – I never had to wait more than three days to see a family doctor, and then I complained bitterly that it was too long. But, at least it didn’t cost me a hundred dollars for the privilege.
This country’s a bloody disgrace.
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