They’ve got a fix for that. Here in Oregon they passed a law that says a vet cannot treat a small animal that has not had a check-up in the last 12 months. So if your dog or cat was injured somehow & you rushed it to the vet, you would be refused service if it hadn’t had the annual check-up.
No one heard about this & it snuck in for small animals. The legislature then tried to do the same for large animals & the farmers & horse-owners raised holy h*ll & got it stopped.
That’s basically how people doctors have long since become, though - “you need to sign up for introductory physical” kind of garbage.
I will bet you that the veterinarian association in Oregon is the source of that kind of a bill. They are pushing to force pet owners to have their cat/dog/hamster/snake ‘get a check up at least ONCE a year, and I remember seeing ads here in the Reno area where they were pushing for 2 checkups a year. “Teeth cleanings are only $150 for your dog or cat”. Such guilt trips are ridiculous. Such checkups can cost more than the last full physical I got in the early 80’s.
When will this same rule start to apply to Obamacare? IF you don’t get a full checkup every 12 months, you won’t get any care when you need it.
I am basically a healthy person. I don’t get full checkups because I really don’t need them. It is a waste of time for the doctor and money for me. That doctor needs to spend his/her time with people who really need them.