More: The doctor will see you … eventually

Last year, I needed to see an eye surgeon, when I called, I was given an appointment within 2 weeks.

This year, I called the same doctor and was told the the first open slot was in 8 weeks.

Hmmm.

Can’t project off one observation, right?

 

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Last week, the VA waiting times were revealed to be 115 days … almost 4 months.

That got me to wondering: What are waiting times in some other countries often cited as ObamaCare models .

Here’s a sampling …

In Sweden, visitors are sometimes surprised to learn about year-long waiting times for cancer patients. Source

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Britain’s single-payer National Health Service (NHS) is up front about wait times for care, with the organization’s website promising, “you have the legal right to start your NHS consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks from referral.” Source

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In 2011, an estimated 941,321 Canadians were waiting for care after an appointment with a specialist These Canadians waited, on average, 9.5 weeks for treatment, Source

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Bottom line: Plan ahead for your future medical needs …

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