We’re not there. Yet. Out health care system hasn’t transitioned from a free market based delivery system to one of a more socialist system, but we took one step closer. Think of it as economic fascism, or medical fascism. It’s like what they always say: “It’s not the end of the world, but you can see it from here”.
And do you wanna know what it looks like?
|Knee Replacement||Up to 2 years|
|Gall Bladder Removal||Up to 3 years|
|Angioplasty||Up to 12 months|
|Cardiac Bypass||Up to 12 months|
|Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery||Up to 2 years|
|Spinal Dicsectomy||Up to 3 years|
|MRI||Up to 6 months|
|CT Scan||Up to 4 months|
|Ultrasound||Up to 4 months|
|Weight Loss Surgery||Up to 5 years|
|Hip Replacement||Up to 2 years|
|Cardiac Ablation||Up to 3 years|
This is the wait times currently for patients in the Canadian system. And THAT system is going the way of our Post Office, Medicare and Medicaid. These programs are providing less and less service while they continue to run further and further in the red. In short, these prgrams are losing money even as they cut services.
|Procedure||Wait Time||Private Wait||Cost|
|Knee Replacement||Up to 2 years||3 Weeks||$14,000.00|
|Gall Bladder Removal||Up to 3 years||3 Weeks||$6,700.00|
|Angioplasty||Up to 12 months||48 hours||$12,500.00|
|Cardiac Bypass||Up to 12 months||48 hours||$16,000.00|
|Arthroscopic Shoulder||Up to 2 years||3 Weeks||$6,000.00|
|Spinal Dicsectomy||Up to 3 years||3 Weeks||$7,000.00|
|MRI||Up to 6 months||3 Days||$750.00|
|CT Scan||Up to 4 months||3 Days||$500.00|
|Ultrasound||Up to 4 months||3 Days||$500.00|
|Weight Loss Surgery||Up to 5 years||2 Months||$10,000.00|
|Hip Replacement||Up to 2 years||3 Weeks||$14,000.00|
|Cardiac Ablation||Up to 3 years||1 Week||$12,000.00|
Where it performs the worst, the private system operates at better than 90% efficiency. At it’s best it’s hummin at 99%.
Hat Tip: CarpeDiem