The Cool House: Healthcare Rant

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Healthcare Rant

The Guy and I received a letter from our ophthalmologist to say he was leaving the practice. As we were both due check ups in June I phoned immediately to get switched to the other eye doctor there. No problem I was told, except they were booking three months in advance. I got the first available appointments. For September 23. Almost 18 weeks away. That's more than 4 months. As long, if not longer, than you'd have to wait for an appointment under the free "socialised" medicine system in Europe.
Remind me again, why is the American health system described as "best in the world"?


Jen said...

Oh....we rant about Healthcare system around here... I think it is horrible. The drug companies and insurance companies "own" the current healthcare system. It is messed up.

Anonymous said...

Who, exactly, calls the American healthcare system "the best in the world"? Any system in which life saving surgery can cause bankruptcy is fundamentally broken.

By the way, "socialised" doesn't equal "bad".