Today I went to the local hospital to have a renal ultrasound. I had that kidney stone in December so this is just to see if there are any more hiding out.
My appointment was for 1:30 pm. I arrived at about 1 pm, grabbed a number and sat down. I had only been there for a few minutes and had just begun to read a magazine when the woman at the desk called my number. Annoyed, I put down the magazine and went to the desk. She had the nerve to be polite as she quickly and efficiently took my information. She even smilled when she asked me to take a seat again. Ridiculous.
Just as a opened the magazine, out came the ultrasound guy. Damn him! He led me into the room. He politely and efficiently did the ultrasound and then let me leave. I walked out of the office never having had the chance to read even one article in that magazine. As I left the hospital I glanced up at a clock and noticed it was 1:10 pm. That's a full 20 minutes before my appointment was supposed to have begun!
And the worst of it? No one gave me even the smallest chance to fork over any payment!
Honestly, I can understand why some in the US are terrified of Universal Healthcare. Who on earth would want that kind of experience?