Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Waiting Game

Here's a little something taken from the NY Times.

A recent article in Business Week put it bluntly: “In reality, both data and anecdotes show that the American people are already waiting as long or longer than patients living with universal health-care systems.”

I'm sure that all you red-tie wearing homophobs don't have much to add.

1 comment:

M. C. Smith said...

I do have a red tie, but I wear other colors as well. In July of this year, in rural Alabama, I woke up between 7:00 and 7:30 a.m. with a strange pain in my side. I called my doctor, who saw me immediately (within 30 minutes of my call) and diagnosed me with a hot appendix. He called the emergency room of the local hospital. When I arrived there 45 minutes later, I was admitted and examined by a second physician, who confirmed the original diagnosis. Less than an hour later I was in surgery. I woke up back in my hospital room just after 2:00 p.m. I was kept under observation until 5:30 p.m. and then walked out of the hospital under my own power. Total time from onset of symptoms to sitting back in my own home sans appendix was under eleven hours.

I can't speak as to how quickly I would have been treated in a country with Socialized Medicine, but I'm pretty happy with my experience down in one of those horrible red states....