Doesn't sound like "he joys of socialized medicine", sounds more like he finds a series prollem with it.
I feel his pain. I went to the dentist with a terrible toothache, they gave me fillings on the other teeth but couldn't fix the problem tooth because Medi-Cal takes 6 weeks to approve a root canal. So I left the office in more pain than I arrived and agonized for a month and a half. And this was only a tooth!