Think socialized medicine would be great? Here are the 2004 wait times as published by the BBC on 5/27/09.
Cataract Surgery: 8 months
Knee replacement Surgery: 12 months
Hip Replacement Surgery: 11 months
Slipped Disc Surgery: 5 months
Hernia Repair: 5 months
I don’t know about you, but “Take 2 pills and call me in 5 months” is not my idea of quality healthcare.
Here’s another thing to think about: if you have to wait 12 months for knee replacement and can’t work, meaning no paycheck, is your free healthcare really free? Read the last entry on the tele-town halls! Let’s get involved and derail this train before it derails our country!