“Told me there was a 3 year waiting list. Went to my primary care provider through my work insurance and got one in 3 weeks.”
3 week vs 3 year waiting list — I can believe it and this is how it will be under Obamacare — the 3 year waiting list.
Canada is also a view into gov run healthcare:
Funding cuts hurt cataract wait time
There the waiting time went from 5 months (!!!) which people were used to, to almost a year!!!!
I can emphasize with you there
I had a fast, really fast growing tumor around a 35yr old shell fragment in my leg. Went from ping pong ball size to tennis ball in 4 months. VA waiting list was 1 year for surgery. Had to go to private physician/surgeon and had it out in about 3 weeks.
Then years later was put on a 6 month waiting list for prostate biopsy, thank god it was benign as 6 months for a malignant tumor could push it to metasticise.
The actual care and Dr’s are great, but yo have to be able to get in to them first.