Two patients with hip problems each limp into two different doctors’ offices with the same complaint on the same day.
Both will require hip surgery
Patient #1 is examined within an hour, has an x-ray that day, and is booked for surgery the next week.
Patient #2 sees his family doctor after waiting 3 weeks for an appointment. Then, waits for 8 weeks to see a specialist. Then, gets an x-ray, which isn’t reviewed for another week. And, finally has his surgery scheduled for 3 months from then, pending the review board’s decision on his age and the remaining value to society.
Why the different treatment for the two patients?
Patient #1 is a Golden Retriever taken to a vet.
Patient #2 is a senior citizen covered by ObamaCare.
If we don’t replace ObamaCare, we’ll all have to find a good Vet.