I just tried to make an appointment to see a family physician. You would think being in the brotherhood would get me an easier pass in the door...................you would think that........................you would be wrong.
I called 4 physicians to see who was taking new patients (insured patients) finally found one whose office will send me paperwork to return and from there it will take 2 weeks to be seen. It's a good thing there isn't anything horribly wrong or I could be terminal by the time I get in.
Last night in the ER we had a 3 hour wait and it was one of the shortest in the city. There are multiple reasons for that wait but if insured patients are being put off weeks the uninsured, underinsured, and medicaid patients are doomed.